2017-11-09 / News

Tankersley Farms receives Farmer of the Year award


Lincoln County Soil and Water Chairman Leroy Bufford pres­ents Farmer of the Year award to Dalton Tankersley of Tankersley Farms. Lincoln County Soil and Water Chairman Leroy Bufford pres­ents Farmer of the Year award to Dalton Tankersley of Tankersley Farms. Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District (LCSWCD) had their annual banquet at the Lincoln Center.on October 26, 2017 Presiding over the meeting was LCSWCD Chairman Leroy Bufford. The LCSWCD was honor­ing the memory of past LCSWCD supervisor Inman Curry Hogan Jr. and presenting the 2017 Farm Fam­ily of the Year award to Tankersley Farms.

Mr. Hogan was a LCSWCD supervisor for 39 years and also managed the operation and mainte­nance of the no-till grain drill. Mr. Hogan’s family was there to accept a memorial plaque recognizing his dedication to soil and water conser­vation in Lincoln County.

LCSWCD also recognized Tank­ersley Farms as the LCSWCD 2017 Farm Family of the Year. Tankersley Farms is located in the Double Branches community and is actively engaged in conserva­tion farming practices. Tankersley Farms has 320 mama cows with 44 replacement heifers and 15 bulls on 918 open acres. The farm is being run by Dalton Tankersley who is a full time farmer and manages the farm with his dad Stan Tankers­ley.

Tankersley Farms was originally founded by Stanton Tankersley in 1957. Stanton has enjoyed seeing his son and then grandson carry on the Tankersley Farms farming tra­dition. Some of the practices show cased on the farm were: exclusion fencing, divisional fencing, buffers, watering tanks, heavy use areas, prescribed grazing, stockpiling for­ages, nutrient management, herba­ceous weed control, forage biomass planting, and stream buffers. Also showcased were Tankersley Farms herd management techniques and applications.

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