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Blessed Harvest Farmer Appreciation Breakfast – 2015

Posted by romeethredge on February 12, 2015

The 16th Blessed Harvest Farmer Appreciation Breakfast held at the Donalsonville Lions Hall on Wednesday, February 4th, was a great success with more than 75 people in attendance. Chamber of Commerce chairman Mark Hanna welcomed everyone to the breakfast, and following the invocation by outgoing chamber chairman Tim Bush, a delicious buffet breakfast was enjoyed by all.
Following the meal, Gene Cook  presented the 2014 Agriculture Person of the Year award to Greg Mims. “A statement most likely that could be made to summarize this young man is that in every endeavour he has undertaken it was with steadfast dedication; he stands strong until the job is completed.” commented Cook in his presentation.

Previous recipients of this award are

Rome Ethredge, Terry Shamblin, Don Dekle, Gene Cook, Mike Casey, Joe Hall, Mark Burkett,
Jerry Mitchell, Willard Mims, Dusty Smith, Travis Braswell and Mark Hanna

Mims is a self-employed farmer with his family’s Farm Partnership who devotes many hours to improving farming practices on his family farm.  He is a graduate of Seminole County High School and attended ABAC, Bainbridge College and Valdosta State, where he received a degree in marketing and management. Mims is always learning and striving to implement these practices to create a better product, therefore improving agricultural standards.  He is always willing to serve on committees to create ways to promote agriculture in his community and even in the state.
Mims serves as district supervisor for the Flint River Soil and Water District and as President on the state board of the Georgia Young Farmer Association.  He also serves on the steering committee at Bainbridge College.  Through the work of this committee, the college has begun to offer agriculture education classes and formed a partnership with the UGA Tifton campus.  Greg also serves as chairman of the Soybean/Small Grain board.  He also works many hours with the Seminole County Young Farmer program.
Mims also operates the sound system for Trinity United Methodist Church each Sunday morning.  He and his wife also serve on the Concessions Committee for the Seminole County Band Boosters.  He works tirelessly with the new non-profit organization, Seminole County Warpath on Cancer, and he and his family work concessions for the local Hog and Cow Shows, giving the proceeds back to the livestock shows to help purchase the children’s livestock projects.
Mims is a past winner of the Citizen of the Year Award, Georgia Young Peanut Farmer, and Outstanding Georgia Young Farmer Member. Greg and his wife Stephanie have two children, Will and Katibeth and his parents are Betty and Willard Mims.
The speaker for the event was Florida State Climatologist David Zierman.
The Chamber of Commerce expresses its appreciation to all the corporate sponsors and door prize contributors for helping make the event a success. The Farmer Appreciation Breakfast was coordinated by the Chamber staff, Chamber Board members, and Agriculture Committee members Rome Ethredge and Gene Cook.

The above article was by David Maxwell and appeared in the Donalsonville News. You can link to their website.

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