In appreciation

Wade Byrd, right, a Bladen County native, was recently presented with a plaque in appreciation for his service as president of the Corn Growers Association of North Carolina. The award was presented by Jeff Sparks, awards chairman of the Association. Byrd, who has also served as chairman of the Research and Extension Committee, was presented with the President’s Gavel Plaque. He was also a 2004 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, the Association’s highest honor.