Top Wisconsin Farmers Honored In Oshkosh

Seven receive 2013 Master Agriculturist Awards.

Published on: Mar 28, 2013

The Wisconsin Agriculturist, in partnership with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and Twohig, Rietbrock, Schneider and Halbach S.C. of Chilton, presented the 2013 Master Agriculturist awards to seven top achievers in farming, community service and leadership.

Receiving the awards were: Mel Pittman of Plum City; Roger Grade of Eldorado; and Herb, Gary, Alan, Steve and Greg Tauchen of Bonduel on March 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Oshkosh. The winners were selected for their proven ability and accomplishments as progressive farmers, as well as for the time, effort and leadership they contribute to community, church and agricultural organizations.

2013 MASTER AGRICULTURISTS: Earning the Master Agriculturist honor this year are (from left)Greg, Herb, Gary and Steve Tauchen of Bonduel; Roger Grade of Eldorado; and Mel Pittman of Plum City. Absent from the photo is Alan Tauchen of Bonduel. These farmers and their families were honored at an awards program held March 27 in Oshkosh.
2013 MASTER AGRICULTURISTS: Earning the Master Agriculturist honor this year are (from left)Greg, Herb, Gary and Steve Tauchen of Bonduel; Roger Grade of Eldorado; and Mel Pittman of Plum City. Absent from the photo is Alan Tauchen of Bonduel. These farmers and their families were honored at an awards program held March 27 in Oshkosh.

The Master Agriculturist award is given to honor not only the selected individuals, but also their families.

The Master Agriculturist program is the oldest farm awards program in the state, and is one of the longest-running career-achievement honors programs in American agriculture. It dates back to 1930, when the Wisconsin Agriculturist first started honoring top Wisconsin farmers for their hard work, dedication, success in farming and exemplary leadership.

Forms already are available for the 2014 awards. To obtain a form, go online to www.FarmProgress.com, call 920-346-2285, email foleary@farmprogress.com, or write to: Master Agriculturist, Wisconsin Agriculturist, 112 S. Prairie St., P.O. Box 236, Brandon, WI 53919. Deadline for nominations for the 2014 awards is Dec. 10.