The Utah Farm Bureau has recognized several Utah farmers and ranchers in presenting awards during the bureau's annual convention in Salt Lake City.
Dairyman Ricky Scott, Fielding, Box Elder County, was named the Utah Farm Bureau's Top Young Farmer and Rancher of 1990.Selected from 12 finalists, Scott won a Honda TRX 300 all-terrain vehicle from the American Honda Corp. He will represent Utah young farmers and ranchers in competition for the national Top Young Farmer and Rancher Award at the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual meeting Jan. 6-10 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Scott and his wife, Shirley, operate a Holstein diary and farm 191 acres, raising alfalfa hay, corn and barley. They have three children.
Runners-up in the competition were stockman Calvin Crandall, Springville, and general farmer Bruce Lyman, Blanding. Crandall and his wife, Kathryn, are partners in a family livestock operation and raise sheep, beef cattle and replacement cattle. Lyman and his wife, Patty, farm 4,600 acres and raise dry beans, wheat and alfalfa.
A Salt Lake County dairyman and a Box Elder woman won the Utah Farm Bureau's Distinguished Service Award.
Dale Phillip Bateman, West Jordan, was honored for more than 40 years service to the Farm Bureau and Utah's dairy industry. He is a partner in a 700-cow Holstein dairy and has been active in the Soil Conservation Service, Utah Dairy Commission, State Water Quality Board, Utah Department of Agriculture, National Association of Conservation Districts and as president of the Utah Dairymen's Association.
Faye Farnsworth McMurdie, Tremonton, was honored for 46 years of service to the Farm Bureau and her community. Long active in community affairs, she has been an officer in Tremonton's Women's Civic league and the North Box Elder PTA.
Calvin Crandall, Springville, won the Utah Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet at the bureau's convention.
The contest evaluates participants' knowledge of current agricultural issues and tests their ability to discuss them in a convincing and reasoned manner.
Crandall, a producer of sheep and beef cattle, won over three other contestants in discussing the topic, "How will the changing political atmosphere in Eastern Europe affect world trade?"
He will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the American Farm Bureau convention in Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 6-10 where he will compete in a national discussion meet contest.
The other finalists were David Erickson, Smithfield, a farmer and vocational agriculture instructor; farmer Shane Carter, Myton, Duchesne County, and dairyman Ricky Scott, Fielding, Box Elder County.