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Governor Mary Fallin Honors Outstanding Oklahomans for Their Service to the Agriculture Industry

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:15:12 CDT

Governor Mary Fallin Honors Outstanding Oklahomans for Their Service to the Agriculture Industry Governor Mary Fallin today presented four awards to exceptional agriculturalists in the State of Oklahoma including Virgil Jurgensmeyer of J&M Farms, Inc. form Miami, Okla. who was honored with the Governor's Outstanding Achievement in Agriculture Award- signifying his induction into the Oklahoma Ag Hall of Fame. Click here to listen to an interview with Jurgensmeyer’s three sons that accepted the award on behalf of their father who could not attend today’s event, with Associate Farm Director Carson Horn.



His company- JM Mushrooms- will produce and market 29 million pounds of mushrooms this year across the mid section of the US.



Anna Belle Weidemann of Canadian County was also among those recognized today, receiving the Governor's Outstanding Public Service in Agriculture Award.



Hal Clark from Cimarron County, received the Governor's Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Award.



And the Governor's Outstanding Legacy in Agriculture Award was presented posthumously to Floyd King of Hydro.



To learn more about the recipients of the Governor’s Agriculture Awards, click or tap here to jump to an earlier story on all four of these great folks that were honored at the State Capitol today. To listen to Gov. Fallin’s remarks congratulating these four outstanding individuals, click or tap the LISTEN BAR below.



   





   

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