Applauding agricultural excellence: Annual Agriculture Hall of Fame picnic celebrates four of Wyoming’s finest

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People from throughout the state of Wyoming spent the afternoon of Aug. 18 gatright hered at Riverside Park in Douglas to rejoice the induction of Keith and Linda Hamilton and Dr. Jim Logan into the Wyoming Agriculture Hall of Fame and To acknowledge Reva Lobatos As a Outcome of the Wyoming Ag Inside the Classroom (WAIC) Educator of the Yr On the annual Wyoming Hall of Fame Picnic hosted by Farm Credit rating Providers of America, Clark and Associates Land Brokers LLC, the College of Wyoming School of Agriculture and Pure Assets and the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.  

Collectively with The numerous producers, Wyoming agriculture personnel and households of the inductees in attendance have been Gov. Mark Gordon and First Woman Jennie Gordon, Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), College of Wyoming (UW) President Ed Siedel, UW School of Agriculture and Pure Assets Dean Dr. Barbara Rasco and Holly Kennedy, Agriculture Coverage Adviser for Rep. Liz Cheney. 

“It is fantastic to be right here tonight and to see everyone in attendance,” said Gordon. “It is actually an honor to be gatright hered right here Tonight to assist Wyoming’s good agriculture enterprise.”  

Wyoming Ag Hall of Fame inductees 

To kick off the annual event, Barrasso and Lummis launched the Wyoming Agriculture Hall of Fame inductees with their awards.  

“That is such An unimaginable honor. It shocked us to be right here tonight, however We’re definitely appreciative of it,” said Keith in acceptance of the award. “I would like to thank Dennis Photo voltaic and the Wyoming Livestock Roundup for recognizing us and For A lot of who took the time To write down nomination letters on our behalf. I might additionally Want to thank my people and my youngsters for assisting us.”  

Linda additionally expressed As a Outcome of of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup, the couple’s nomination committee and her household. She Recognized Aug. 18 is the day her and Keith have been married 47 years in the past. 

“Tright here have been A lot of particular issues occurring right now – Keith And that i are celebrating 47 years together and We’re additionally receiving this award, which Is truly an honor,” Linda said.  

After thanking event sponsors and senators for his award, Logan commented, “This Is usually a recognition I definitely by no means anticipated, however I respect it. I am very grateful to the livestock enterprise and All of the producers in Wyoming and The Reprimaryder of the nation for the alternatives I even have been afforded, together with management positions and committee positions, which have hopefully influenced some policy Which will do good for the livestock enterprise.”  

“I additionally Want to Guarantee my spouse And youngsters are correctly acknowledged,” added Logan. “With out their assist at house Tright here’s not a method I might have been on the road as a lot as I used to be And even seen success in my apply. They’ve carried out A lot of irrigating, lambing and feeding By way of the years wright hereas I used to be out doing completely different issues, So as that they deserve An limitless Thanks.”  

He continued, “I even have been actually blessed and privileged to have The prospect to serve, so Thanks.” 

WAIC Educator of the Yr 

Following the induction Of these three individuals into the Wyoming Ag Hall of Fame, Gordon and The primary Woman acknowledged Fort Washakie Fourth Grade Teacher Reva Lobatos As a Outcome of the 2021 WAIC Educator of the Yr.  

“Reva has carried out A super job in her position,” said Gordon. “She has been An factor of the Wyoming Stewardship Program and has every thing to do with modifying and making it happen. Reva, congratulations and God bless you for taking this on and for all you do.”  

In acceptance of her award, Lobatos commented, “I think about On this program A lot. It is rather shut to and pricey to me. Educating Wyoming youngsters using Wyoming resources and curriculum is my calling, my ardour and my pleasure. So, to be acknowledged for doing it properly means Tons to me.”  

Hannah Bugas is a corresponding author for the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Ship suggestions on This textual content material to [email protected] 

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