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Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame announces 2013 inductees

The Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the inductees for 2013. 

Recipients are chosen based on their accomplishments and significant contributions to Vermont agriculture.  They are:

  • Darby Bradley, well known for his dedication to the conservation of forest and farmland throughout the state of Vermont;
  • Elizabeth Carr, former UVM Extension Service educator (posthumously)
  • Sam Cutting III, who provided leadership in research needs, marketing and regulatory issues to the maple community
  • Robert Davis, former manager of Cabot Creamery Cooperative and owner of Maple Glen farm
  • John Deere, Rutland native who apprenticed to blacksmiths in Vermont and took his knowledge to Illinois where he developed the plow that would open up the mid-west (posthumously)
  • Thomas Magnant, former dairy farmer and leader in state and national dairy organizations (posthumously) 

These nominees will be honored on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, during the luncheon at the Champlain Valley Exposition.

Also during that time, the black and white photographs of the 2012 inductees will be revealed.  Those photos will feature Roger Allbee, Anne Burke, David Grimm, Dr. Woody Pankey, Jr., and Dr. Stephen Woodard. 

Family members and representatives from many agricultural organizations in Vermont will be in attendance as we honor these deserving individuals. 

The forty-nine photographs depicting fifty-two former nominees are on display in the entry way of the Robert E. Miller Building and can be viewed during the Fair as well as throughout the year.  We encourage Vermonters to visit the exhibition and remember the many contributions these folks have made to our industry. 

Nominations forms are available on the Exposition website (cvexpo.org) and can be made at any time.

Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction - 7.22.2013. For more information about the event, please contact Jackie Folsom, Chair of the Committee, at crkdbrks@aol.com or at (802) 426-3579.