by Anayeli Ruiz
HOWARD COUNTY - Farmers in West Texas play an important role in the economy and on Thursday in Howard County, they were honored for their hard work.
It's been a Howard County tradition for years. Honoring farmers and ranchers to show how much they appreciate everything they do and what they offer to the community. It was a full house at the Dora Roberts Community Center where more than 250 people packed the place to show their appreciation for local agriculture entrepreneurs.
The ceremony also featured an economist who talked to the group about the economic picture, their potential impact on it and how important a strong agriculture industry is to the economy. They also awarded the Ag Producer of the Year and the Ag Business of the Year award to two recipients of Howard County.