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Fred Stout was recently honored by the Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (CCSCD) as the 2015 Outstanding Livestock Producer at its Annual Awards Dinner. Fred Stout, and his wife Pam, operate a beef cattle farm in the Bowman Community of Cumberland County. They currently manage his beef cow/calf and stocker operation on approximately 2,000 acres of pasture, hayland and grazed forest.
His present operation consists of 460 commercial cows and 200 stockers. Some of the Best Management Practices (BMPs) that Fred incorporates in his farming operation are alternative watering systems, heavy use protection areas, cross-fencing for rotational grazing, as well as nutrient and pest management.
He has utilized the cost-share programs available through the Cumberland County SCD, the Natural Resources Conservation Service as well as the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
Fred has done an excellent job managing his livestock operation as well as being a good conservationist and steward of the land.
(Photo Submitted CCSCD -Photo Caption: The Cumberland County SCD Board congratulates Fred Stout as the 2015 Outstanding Livestock Producer. Pictured (from left) are NRCS District Conservationist Phillip Dixon, Vice-Chairman Terry Lowe, Supervisor David Beaty, Stout, Secretary-Treasurer Al Wilson and Chairman Jeff Dodson.)
Farmers in the Western section of Cumberland County are receiving County Committee election ballots this week to vote for their representative to the Cumberland/Bledsoe Farm Service Agency Committee. Candidates on the ballot are Lowell Simmons and Jerry Davenport. Write-in votes are welcome. Ballots must be returned to the Cumberland/Bledsoe County office at 314 Old Jamestown Highway in Crossville by December 7, or postmarked no later than that date. Ballots will be counted in a public meeting at the FSA office in Crossville at 9:00 a.m. on December 10. Anyone who feels they should have received a ballot, but didn’t, may go by the office and pick up one or call the office at 931-484-6520, or toll free at 855-216-2802 for more information.
Two Overton City workers are dead after a pickup truck ran into them as they were emptying trash behind a garbage truck. The wreck happened a little after 9 a.m. Tuesday and the victim’s names were not immediately disclosed. The driver of the pickup was airlifted after sustaining critical injuries in the wreck. Authorities, who did not release the pickup driver’s name, believe he made have had a medical condition prior to the crash.
The City of Crossville will be hosting the Downton Abbey Season 6 Premier Screening on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at the Palace Theatre beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are free, but you have to have a ticket, limit of four tickets per person. Billy Loggins, Marketing Director for the City of Crossville said the city “hosted the preview event of Season 4 two years ago. It was great fun, and the public really enjoyed it.” The City is “ excited WCTE would like to come back to Crossville for the last season premiere of the most popular PBS production of all time“, Logins said. To get your tickets and for more information go online to wcte.org/downton.
The Cumberland County Veterans Council Veterans Day program will be held Wednesday, November 11 at Memorial Park in downtown Crossville. Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Cumberland County Community Band. Everyone is invited to attend and bring your lawn chair.