Gene and Gynell Harris, of Killdeer, were selected as the one couple from Dunn County for the Harvest Bowl award by the North Dakota State University Extension Office.
By Zak Wellerman
Each year, one couple is selected from each county in North Dakota and from 10 counties in western Minnesota. The award recognizes success and hard work in the agricultural field. Over $245,000 in scholarships are also awarded to NDSU students with agricultural backgrounds, according to the NDSU website.
Recipients are nominated by the local county agent.
“It’s always an honor to be recognized for being involved in agriculture. It’s a cumulation of serving the industry and serving the community,” Gene said.
The Harrises’ run cow and calf operation in the livestock area of agriculture.
The ceremony was held on Nov. 10 with a banquet for the honorees. On the following Saturday, they toured the NDSU greenhouse and other parts of the agricultural department at NDSU, Gene said.
“It was fun to be there and see the scholarship winners and some of the past honorees,” Gene said. “It’s a way to showcase what NDSU is doing. It’s showing what the extension service is doing.”