Leadership gets closer look at ag industry here

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Do you know what types of trout are hatched at the Flintville Fish Hatchery? Did you know that Scott’s Orchard has been owned and operated by the same family since 1905?

On Friday, Oct. 10, Leadership Lincoln – an organization in Lincoln County that promotes, supports, and trains local community leaders – took a trip to visit local agricultural sites to get a better understanding of the major role that agriculture plays in Lincoln County.

 

Jeff Sanders demonstrates what feeding time looks like at the Flintville fish hatchery. The local Leadership class visited the hatchery and other local sites during ag day.

Jeff Sanders demonstrates what feeding time looks like at the Flintville fish hatchery. The local Leadership class visited the hatchery and other local sites during ag day.

 

The class learned many interesting facts such as those listed above.

“As I am a part of the 2013-2014 Leadership Lincoln Class, I speak for my classmates when I say the experience was enjoyable and enlightening,” said Josh Caldwell.

During the course of the day around Fayetteville/Lincoln County, the group heard from several of local agriculture specialists and business owners, such as David Qualls, county agent; Mark Posey, local co-op representative; Jeff Sanders, Fish Hatchery; Josh Ogle, D&J River Farms; Kristie Brannon, Elora Cotton Gin; Brent Smith, Tri-Green Equipment; Will Scott, Scott’s Orchard; and Richard Lyon, of Lyon Family Farms.

“Dr. Farris Beasley, retired veterinarian and Motlow ag instructor, accompanied us all day us all day, acting as a guide for us on the bus and at each stop we made. The day would not have been as fun and informative if Dr. Beasley had not been with us on our journey,” Caldwell said.

“It was a worthwhile experience to learn more about how agriculture impacts our community, and all of us had an enjoyable time. We would like to thank all who contributed to the success of the day,” Caldwell stated.

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