Agriculture Hall of Fame event Jan. 20 in Pasco

Cattle rancher Charlie Card is one of two Mid-Columbia Agriculture Hall of Fame Pioneer Award honorees for 2011.

The Prosser cattleman volunteers throughout the community and has given years of service to local and state cattlemen's associations.

The Pasco Chamber of Commerce will present the Pioneer and other agriculture hall of fame honors Jan. 20 at the Pasco Red Lion.

Also receiving a Pioneer Award will be orchardists Ralph and Cheryl Broetje.

Barbara May Davis, who founded the Clover Kids 4-H Club and served for many years as the open class sheep superintendent at the Benton Franklin Fair, will be honored with the Advisory Leadership Award.

Farmer David Manterola will receive the Agribusiness Award for his service with the Franklin County Farm Bureau board and his work with numerous farm organizations.

The Visionary Award will be presented to Valoria Loveland, who retired in 2008 as director of the state Department of Agriculture.

Tickets are $50 each or $360 for a table of eight and are available by contacting the Pasco Chamber of Commerce at 547-9755 or at