Reeds, Geis join Agriculture Hall of Fame
Casper – Wyoming Livestock Roundup publisher Del Tinsley has announced Earl and Jewell Reed of Douglas and Senator Gerald “Gerry” Geis of Worland as the 2005 inductees into the Wyoming Agriculture Hall of Fame.
Formerly the “Outstanding Ag Citizen” honor, the award’s name was changed this year to ”Wyoming Agriculture Hall of Fame” to better reflect the lifelong contributions made by those people who have been selected for the honor.
“Annually our readers nominate individuals they believe are deserving of this prestigious honor,” said Tinsley. “A panel of three judges selects the year’s winners. We find that our readers have a real knack for selecting individuals who’ve made tremendous contributions to our industry. This year was no exception.”
Tinsley continued, “Senator Geis has demonstrated his commitment to Wyoming agriculture time and time again during his service in the Wyoming Legislature as Chairman of the Senate Ag Committee. He’s been a true friend to Wyoming agriculture.”
Of the Reeds, Tinsley said, “This is a couple that over the course of their lives has spent all day working on the ranch only stopping long enough to change clothes and run to town for a meeting or to help the local 4-H Club. They’ve been untiring in their service and are role models for the rest of us working to improve Wyoming agriculture.”
The Agriculture Hall of Fame was started over ten years ago to recognize individual who have made outstanding contributions to Wyoming agriculture.
As in year’s past, the 2005 inductees will be honored in conjunction with the Farm Credit Services of America and Wyoming Livestock Roundup picnic during the Wyoming State Fair. Planned for Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 5:30 in Riverside Park, the event is open to the public.