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Posted on Dec 8, 2013 in Featured, News Releases

Texas Farm Bureau posthumously recognizes C.B. Richards

Texas Farm Bureau posthumously recognizes C.B. Richards

SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The late C.B. Richards was honored with the Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) District 9 Pioneer Award for his contributions to Texas agriculture and the organization during TFB’s 80th Annual Meeting today. His wife Wilma accepted the award in his memory.

“Texas Farm Bureau is thankful for members like C.B. Richards who offered their time and talents to the organization for many years,” TFB President Kenneth Dierschke said. “We’re pleased to honor Richards for his contributions to Texas Farm Bureau, his community and agriculture as a whole.”

Richards joined the San Augustine County Farm Bureau in 1981 and worked tirelessly to promote the organization for many years. He served on many committees and as president of the organization. In addition to participating in Policy Development meetings, Richards also served on the state Resolutions Committee and on the local 4-H boards.

Richards also encouraged youngsters at the local livestock show by implementing a $1,000 prize to the top placing county bred and owned steer. Following his death, the San Augustine County Farm Bureau implemented a $500 annual scholarship in his name–a first for the county Farm Bureau.

TFB’s Pioneer Award honors one outstanding Texas farmer or rancher in each of the organization’s 13 districts, as well as one staff member. Winners are chosen annually by a panel of their peers for their exceptional contributions to agriculture and Texas Farm Bureau.

District 9 Pioneer CB Richards