Kimberly Taylor of Valley Union High School was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by Monsanto Company.
Kimberly Taylor is the Elfrida FFA DeKalb Award recipient.
This year, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 64th anniversary. Over these 64 years, more than 162,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the award, which has become a symbol for excellence and the school’s highest agricultural honor. In 2010, over 2,050 students from high schools in 48 states were recognized with the award.
As the winner of the 2011 Award, Kimberly Taylor’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Valley Union High School. She will also receive a $200 scholarship.
Monsanto, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H and other farm youth organizations and initiatives, has sponsored the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, named for its brand of seed, since 1998. Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.