Virgil Shipley/News The Luke B. Biggs Award was presented to Alan Cassell on Monday at the Kiwanis of Mount Vernon luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Bruce McPheron, Dean of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Kiwanis President Keith Burley; and Alan Cassell and his wife, Traci./span> Purchase
MOUNT VERNON — A salute to agriculture and its contributions to Knox County was the theme of Farmer Appreciation Day when the Kiwanis Club of Mount Vernon met Monday for a luncheon at The Alcove. The group applauded the efforts of Alan Cassell with the Luke B. Biggs Award.
Cassell resides in Morris Township where he and his wife, Traci, own and operate a 350-acre farm which is well-known for its Angus beef production. This is the sixth generation of farm operation for the Cassell family.
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