LARAMIE—Scott George, of Cody, was awarded the 2009 Farm Bureau Leadership Award at the 91st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB).  Presented last Friday, the award is given to those who have gone above and beyond in their agricultural leadership service in the organization.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, George was unable to attend the 2009 meeting so the award was saved for a presentation in 2010.

“Scott’s service to Farm Bureau through his leadership at the county and state level has provided great direction,” WyFB President Perry Livingston stated.  “His humor always provides a relaxing environment to start a business meeting.  He is always able to get a point across about the importance of committee work.  His people skills are a tremendous asset.”

George has served as a member of the Park County Farm Bureau board since 2000 holding various leadership positions.  He served as the WyFB General Issues Committee State Chair for four years.

George has also been involved with the Wyoming Beef Council since 1991.  He is the current chair of the State Federation of Beef Councils.  George is also active in his church and with the Boys Scouts in Park County.

The George family homesteaded in Park County in 1947 and began their dairy operation in 1954.  The family raises their dairy herd replacements and bulls.  They run steers, have a commercial beef herd, and farm 1500 acres of corn for silage and feed grain, some small grains and alfalfa for their beef cattle.

“The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is proud to honor Scott George with the 2009 Leadership Award,” Livingston concluded.  “We thank him for his dedicated leadership on behalf of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation and the state’s agriculture industry.”

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general agriculture organization.  Members work together from the grassroots to develop agricultural policy, programs and services to enhance the rural lifestyle of Wyoming.  On the web,

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