STATEWIDE RECOGNITION   Don Sitton of Lamesa was recognized at Texas Farm Bureau’s 84th annual meeting in Frisco with the 2017 Excellence in Journalism award for covering agricultural issues. TFB President Russell Boening (left) and State Director Val Stephens (right) presented the award to Sitton, who was accompanied by his wife, Carol.   (Photo courtesy Texas Farm Bureau)
STATEWIDE RECOGNITION Don Sitton of Lamesa was recognized at Texas Farm Bureau’s 84th annual meeting in Frisco with the 2017 Excellence in Journalism award for covering agricultural issues. TFB President Russell Boening (left) and State Director Val Stephens (right) presented the award to Sitton, who was accompanied by his wife, Carol. (Photo courtesy Texas Farm Bureau)

    Don Sitton, general manager and part-owner of KPET radio station in Lamesa, has been honored by the Texas Farm Bureau with its 2017 Excellence in Journalism award for outstanding coverage of Texas agricultural issues.
    The award was presented last Sunday during TFBs 84th Annual Meeting in Frisco.
    The Dawson County Farm Bureau board of directors nominated Sitton for the award in the category market of under 50,000 in population.
    “He understands the importance of agriculture and keeping Texas Farm Bureau’s local affairs and events in the public eye,” the nomination stated.
    “He has advertised Texas Food Connection Day, scholarships that are available through Dawson County Farm Bureau and numerous other press releases.”
    Sitton, who received the award in person on Sunday morning, said he was surprised when he was notified a few weeks ago of the recognition.
    “I was just very humbled and honored and blessed to get this,” Sitton told the Press-Reporter. “It means a lot to know that people in the industry recognize you.”
    Val Stephens, a Texas Farm Bureau state director from Lamesa who was on hand for the presentation, said Sitton received a standing ovation after making a brief acceptance speech in which he expressed his love for agriculture.

 

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