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Katrina Whipkey, honoree Jim Cowell, Greg Robertson, Russell Redding and Rep. Pam Snyde Photo courtesy of Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association
DEDICATED TO FARMING: Jim Cowell was awarded the first-ever Dedication to Agriculture Award on Feb. 5 from the Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations. Pictured are Katrina Whipkey (left), chief of staff for Sen. Camera Bartolotta; Jim Cowell; Greg Robertson, president of the Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations; Russell Redding, agriculture secretary; and Rep. Pam Snyder.

Western Pennsylvania cattleman honored as ‘unsung hero of ag’

Jim Cowell was chosen to receive the first-ever Dedication to Agriculture Award.

The Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations awarded its first-ever Dedication to Agriculture Award to Greene County cattle farmer Jim Cowell at its annual meeting in Harrisburg on Feb. 5.  

According to Jeff Nogan, immediate past president of the Pennsylvania State Council of Farm Organizations, individuals who have dedicated themselves to helping agriculture are not sufficiently recognized.  

“This award is for the unsung heroes of agriculture who work to help all, yet do not seek attention for themselves,” Nogan said. “Hopefully, the PSCFO Dedication to Agriculture Award will allow people to be appreciated for the works they have accomplished.”

Cowell was nominated for the award by the Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association.

“Simply put, Mr. Cowell sees clearly that agriculture and environment are not opposing terms, but rather are complementary. He works to cultivate that relationship, which will lead to Pennsylvania leading in food and fiber production while improving the environment in which it is accomplished. The Cowell family has a long history with the Greene County Conservation District dating back to 1978,” according to a statement by the association.

Cowell’s Frosty Springs Farms is in Greene County near Waynesburg, Pa. Much of Jim Cowell’s activities include advising farms on best practices and educating 4-H and FFA members on ways to farm that increase productivity while reminding them that farmers are the original stewards of the environment.

A citation was also presented to Cowell by state Rep. Pam Snyder, and a state Senate citation was presented by the Office of Sen. Carmen Bartolotta.

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