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  • Tribute to Josh and Julieanna Ogle—Recipients of the Tennessee Farm Bureau’s 2012 Outstanding Young Farmer Achievement Award and 2012 Environmental Stewardship Award

    by Representative Scott DesJarlais

    Posted on 2013-02-15

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    Congressional Record, Volume 159 Issue 25 (Friday, February 15, 2013)

    [Congressional Record Volume 159, Number 25 (Friday, February 15, 2013)]
    [Extensions of Remarks]
    [Page E166]
    From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                             HON. SCOTT DesJARLAIS
                                  of tennessee
                        in the house of representatives
                           Friday, February 15, 2013
      Mr. DesJARLAIS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Josh and Julieanna 
    Ogle, two outstanding citizens of our community and a respected couple 
    in the field of agriculture.
      Josh and Julieanna were recently awarded the Tennessee Farm Bureau's 
    2012 Outstanding Young Farmer Achievement Award and the 2012 
    Environmental Stewardship Award, for their strong commitment to 
    strengthening Tennessee's agricultural industry.
      Both Josh and Julieanna grew up on family farms and attended Motlow 
    State Community College. They have been married for 14 years and have 
    three young children, Levi, Abi and Travis. The Ogles have continued 
    the tradition of farm and family by partnering with Josh's parents at 
    D&J River Farms. It is here that their agricultural achievements are 
    translated into produce, growing roughly 4600 acres of cotton, corn, 
    soybeans and wheat.
      The Ogle's success is the product of hard work, an exceptional level 
    of dedication and a respect for others that is unparalleled. Josh and 
    Julieanna come from the old school line of thought that ``it is better 
    to give than receive.'' As such, they have volunteered untold hours at 
    their local church and at cancer support fundraisers across the state 
    of Tennessee.
      While being highly-respected farmers, as well as a wonderful husband 
    and wife, father and mother, the Ogles have still found time to impart 
    their knowledge to farming's next generation by volunteering to speak 
    to students of the Future Farmers of America organization.
      Mr. Speaker, their work as mentors to young farmers is good news for 
    Lincoln County as well as the entire state of Tennessee. If you think 
    about all that the Ogles have been able to accomplish in their 
    community and their industry, just think what will be achieved by 
    future generations whose lives have been impacted by the Ogles.
      On behalf of the people of Lincoln County, as well as Tennessee's 
    entire Fourth Congressional District, I congratulate Josh and Julieanna 
    Ogle as the 2012 recipients of the Tennessee Farm Bureau's achievement 
    and environmental stewardship awards and I wish them continued success 
    in the years to come.

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