2002 Farm-City Banquet and Kiwanis Award

The Farm City Banquet was held at the Ag Extension Building in the Richmond Industrial Park. Kiwanians in attendance at the banquet were Brenda Blankenship, Mark Calitri, Elbert Hudson, Piddle Johnson, and Coleman Turpin. Special thanks goes to Piddle who helped serving drinks) and Mark who helped to clean up after the banquet.

Joanne Glasser, President of EKU, was the principal speaker at the 2002 Farm City Banquet.

The Kiwanis President told the crowd of more than 200 how Farm City Banquets were started nationally by Kiwanis International in 1955. The Richmond Kiwanis club was again a sponsor of this event.

Dr. Glen Kleine represented the Richmond Kiwanis Club in presenting a plaque to Scott Turpin for his "Support of Agriculture." Turpin is an agriculture teacher at Madison Central High School. Scott is the son of Mimi and Billy Glenn Turpin. He graduated from Madison Central High School in 1994 and from Eastern Kentucky University in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Education.and the University of Kentucky in 1999 with a Masters degree in Vocational Education. He is currently pursuing a Rank 1 in Vocational Education and will be finished in the spring. He is a former National FFA Proficiency Champion in Soil and Water Management in 1993 and a member of 1993 Reserve National Champion Land Judging team. As a teacher of Agriculture Education for two years and has coached two Regional Champion Land Judging teams and won a State and National Land Judging Championship. He received an American FFA Degree in 1995. Scott enjoys farming with his dad on their farm in Madison County and he also enjoys traveling and visiting other agriculture areas of the country and world. He has had memorable trips to Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.