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Posted: Wednesday, 19 March 2014 1:00PM

Max Armstrong Speaks To Christian County Chamber Breakfast

A well-known local farmer, an agribusiness that is celebrating 10 years in business and an ag lender that is very involved in the industry are recipients of awards presented during the annual Christian County Ag Eye Opener Breakfast. The breakfast attracted more than 300 people to the Bruce Convention Center Wednesday morning.
South Christian farmer Joseph Sisk was presented the Farmer of the Year Award. Sisk's farming operation includes corn, soybeans, wheat and canola. Sisk employees three people in his farming operation. He is also very active in a number of local and statewide organizations.

Commonwealth Agri-energy was presented the Agribusiness of the Year Award. The company is celebrating 10 years in business processes around 12 million bushels of corn each year into ethanol, animal feed, carbon dioxide and corn oil. The award was accepted by General Manager Mick Henderson.

And Jason Jenkins with Planters Bank was presented the Friend of Agriculture Award. In addition to his career as an ag lender at Planters Bank, Jenkins chairs the Christian County Cattlemen's Rodeo Committee and is very active in a number of other local organizations.

Keynote speaker for the breakfast was Farm Broadcaster Max Armstrong, who encouraged students on hand for the breakfast to consider a career in agriculture.

Armstrong also encouraged the agriculture community to share their story on an individual basis.
News and Farm Director Alan Watts served as Master of Ceremonies for the breakfast that was sponsored by Planters Bank and Higgins Insurance, with Heritage Bank the signature sponsor for chamber breakfasts.

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