Jim Kuhn Memorial Farmer of the Year Award
In 2005, the Imperial County agriculture community suffered a tremendous loss with the untimely death of local farmer Jim Kuhn.
Jim had a passion for his family, community and farm, a love for the Imperial Valley, zest for life, and was always encouraging others.
Imperial County Farm Bureau memorialized Jim with the Jim Kuhn Memorial Farmer of the Year Award to encourage other farmers to follow in Jim's footsteps by being leaders in the agriculture community. The award is presented in October each year at our annual meeting of the members.
The first recipients of the award were Jim and Heidi Kuhn.
Recipients are selected for their contribution to the agriculture industry through innovation, promotion of ag education, involvement in the agriculture community, as well as their overall involvement and contribution to our community as a whole.
If you are a Farm Bureau Ag Member and would like to nominate someone for 2015 Farmer of the Year, please click here to download a nomination form.
2005 - Jim & Heidi Kuhn
2006 - Donald H. Cox
2014 - Stephen Elmore
2015 - William Brandt
2016 - Ben Abatti Sr.
Contact Farm Bureau today if you are interested in learning more or sponsoring next year's event.