Annual Ag Awards Luncheon is Wednesday

Nov 12, 2012 No Comments by

Fresno, Calif. –  The Fresno Chamber of Commerce and Baker, Peterson & Franklin, CPA, LLP  will be hosting the Annual Ag Awards Luncheon on Nov. 14, 2012. At the event, Debbie Jacobsen and the late Vernal Amaro will be honored as the 2012 Agriculturalists of the Year by the Fresno Chamber and the 2012 Baker, Peterson & Franklin Ag Business Award recipient, Sun-Maid Growers of California will be honored as well.

These distinguished awards are given annually to celebrate the contribution of individuals and businesses that significantly impact the agriculture industry in the Central Valley. This year, the luncheon is expected to sell-out as the support from the community, even during an economic downturn, has been nothing short of remarkable.

“We are very proud this year to honor three valley agricultural icons,” said Al Smith, Fresno Chamber president and CEO.  “We salute an innovator; a statesperson and a pioneering company.  It cannot be overstated how special all three have been to the vibrancy of our economy!”

The Agriculturalist of the Year Award is given annually to an individual who exemplifies leadership and integrity in the Central Valley’s agricultural business community. The 2012 Baker, Peterson & Franklin Ag Business Award recipient is given annually to an agricultural organization whose achievements and impact have significantly contributed to the industry and the local community.

This year’s Ag Awards Luncheon will be held next Wednesday, November 14th, at TorNino’s Banquets (5080 N. Blackstone Ave.) with the program beginning at noon. The event is sponsored by Lyons, Bank of America, Borba Farms and Gar Tootelian.

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James Olinger is a native of the San Joaquin Valley. He graduated from West Hills College in Coalinga, California in 2000 with an associate's degree in liberal arts. He joined Business Street in 2004 as a staff writer, and became the associate editor in 2007. He maintains that position today, writing for Business Street Online in a variety of topics.
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