(Griswold) The Cass County Beef Producer’s held their annual awards banquet Saturday night at the Griswold Community Center.
The “Business of the Year Award” was presented to Massena Livestock Sales. The award was accepted by Al and Mark Venticher, owners of the sale barn that was purchased by Allen Venticher in 1991.
Varel Baily, of Anita was given the “Hall of Fame Award,” and Don Platt, of Massena was honored as the “Producer of the Year.”
The two Cass County Beef Producer and Seed Pros college renewable scholarship winners were; Alec Guttenfelder and Rich Nichols. They each received $1,000 renewable scholarships.
The Cass County Beef Producer’s one time scholarship winners include; Ethan Miller $1,000, Cynthia Fruend, $850, Erin Steele $500, Anna Smith, $300, Alex Fruend, $300, and Alec Guttenfelder, $1,500. Erin Steele also received a $500 scholarship for serving as last years Beef Queen, and Cynthia Fruend received a $250 scholarship for serving as last years beef princess.
Saturday night’s auction raised $19,000 that goes into the Cass County Beef Producers scholarships, promotion, and education fund.
February 6, 2012