by Casey S. Elliott | Urbana Daily Citizen
The 2017 Farmer of the Year is Ed Funderburgh.
Funderburgh received the award alongside his family and wife, Terri, on Monday at the annual Urbana Rotary Rural Urban Night. The event was originally designed by the Urbana Rotary Club to foster understanding between farmers and city residents. The Farmer of the Year award began in 1972 to represent the entire farming community, Judge Roger Wilson said.
“I’m very humbled to be here,” Funderburgh said while accepting the award. “We (farmers) provide food, and it’s a business, but at the same time, you know you are providing the livelihood for a lot of people. It’s good to know it’s appreciated. It’s enjoyable to do.”
Wilson presented the award and background information on Funderburgh at the event. [Read the full article on UrbanaCitizen.com]