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Laurie Laird inducted into Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame

Laurie Laird, owner of New Leaf garden center, Ada, was among six persons inducted into the Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame on Dec. 3. The ceremony took place during a Hall of Fame recognition banquet at St. John's United Church of Christ, Kenton.

Other inductees were Franklin Garmon,  Rex and Joan Sullinger and Bernard and Virginia Williams.

The purpose of the county Agriculture Hall of Fame is to recognize outstanding agricultural contributions by Hardin County people and to honor those who have brought distinction to themselves and the agricultural industry.   

Shannon (Wilcox) Donnelly presented the keynote address titled ‘Parallel Agriculture.’ 

Members of the Agriculture Hall of Fame Committee are: Kerry Oberlitner (Farm Bureau) - chairman, Paul Ralston - vice chairman, Mark Badertscher (OSU Extension) – secretary, Robert McBride, Treasurer, Robert Wood (Grange), John Messmer, Andrew Flinn, Luke Underwood and Don Spar.