In 2007, a group of concerned Wilson Countians came together to form the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Agriculture has been a cornerstone of Wilson County from the day it was formed back in 1799.
To recognize the contributions of the many folks involved in agriculture to our community, the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame was organized.
Each year several Wilson Countians are recognized at a banquet designed to bring attention to Agriculture’s prominent place in our county.
The seventh Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet will take place on April 2 at the Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon.
Area FFA and 4-H Members will serve as ushers for the evening.
Plans are in place to recognize the following individuals as the fifth annual class of inductees into the Hall of Fame:
• Robert Burton
• Bob Haley
• Fred Laine
• Harold Patton
“The purpose of the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame is to recognize citizens of Wilson County who have made a significant impact on agriculture in Wilson County, Tennessee, nationally or worldwide” states Hale Moss Chairman of the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame. “We felt the time was right to pay tribute to these very deserving individuals. Each has made significant contributions to Wilson County Agriculture, as well as Wilson County in general.
Other members of the Board of Directors of the Hall of Fame are Ben Powell-Vice Chairman, Keith Harrison-Secretary, Diane Major-Treasurer, and Ruth Correll & Stratton Bone.
The organizers have established a non-profit status for the organization to enable them to raise money to be used to the establishment of a building on the Ward Agricultural Center to be dedicated to the individuals inducted into the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame. “Any funds raised over and above the costs of putting on the annual banquet will be set aside for the building,” states Diane Major, treasurer of the Hall of Fame,
Tickets for the banquet can be purchased from Diane Major by calling 444-1890 ext 3. The cost is $15 each.
Jordan’s Catering will be preparing the meal that evening, which is another reason to join in on the festivities.
Area businesses interested in becoming sponsors of this event should also contact Diane Major.
“We want the entire agricultural community in our county to come together to recognize these deserving individuals on April 2,” says Moss. “We owe these folks a great deal of gratitude for everything they have done for agriculture. We hope our community will come together and join in the celebration.”