SCOTT TRAVIS NAMED 2013 KENTUCKY FARMER OF THE YEAR

SCOTT TRAVIS NAMED 2013 KENTUCKY FARMER OF THE YEAR

Being flexible has paid off for Scott Travis of Cox’s Creek, Ky. His farming operation has evolved over the years, from an early emphasis on livestock to a current focus on crops—burley tobacco, corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, straw and pumpkins. As a result of his...
LIN JONES NAMED 2013 VIRGINIA FARMER OF THE YEAR

LIN JONES NAMED 2013 VIRGINIA FARMER OF THE YEAR

Beef producer and broiler grower Berkley Linwood “Lin” Jones of New Canton, Va., is a community leader. His work in improving beef genetics, saving money on buying mineral feed supplements and in cooperative value-added marketing of beef calves has gained nationwide...
WILBUR EARP NAMED 2013 NORTH CAROLINA FARMER OF THE YEAR

WILBUR EARP NAMED 2013 NORTH CAROLINA FARMER OF THE YEAR

A farmer for more than 60 years, Wilbur Earp of Winnabow, N.C., pioneered in raising hogs indoors. He has developed an extensive beef, pork and row crop farm. He also used estate planning experts to ensure his farm will be a viable business for years to come. As a...
PHILLIP DeSALVO NAMED 2013 ARKANSAS FARMER OF THE YEAR

PHILLIP DeSALVO NAMED 2013 ARKANSAS FARMER OF THE YEAR

Phillip DeSalvo of Center Ridge, Ark., embraced a ground-floor opportunity to develop a new breed of cattle called Ultrablack. DeSalvo has persevered despite adversities such as drought, a devastating tornado and losing a contract to grow broiler chickens. His Big D...
WILL HARRIS NAMED 2013 GEORGIA FARMER OF THE YEAR

WILL HARRIS NAMED 2013 GEORGIA FARMER OF THE YEAR

Fourth generation farmer Will Harris of Bluffton, Ga., developed his White Oak Pastures into the largest organic farm in Georgia. He added job-generating meat processing to the farm and has become a provider of high-quality natural meat products to upscale grocery...