The recipient of the 2015 Charles Eastin Award is Dennis Pennington, Michigan State University Extension. The Eastin Award presented by the Agriculture Council of America and honors an individual who stands out as an advocate for accurate communications between rural and urban audiences. Dennis was presented his award by Colin Woodall, NCBA and Chair of the Agriculture Council of America and Orion Samuelson, Ag Day dinner emcee.
Pennington assists with initiatives throughout the year with several organizations including Michigan State University, Barry County Farm Bureau, Hill N Dale 4-H club and Hastings FFA Alumni. His involvement and advocacy also extends even beyond these organizations as he has a passion for spreading agriculture awareness. He has helped the general public learn about agriculture through educational efforts at the Fair, Ag Awareness Day and online informative videos.
Listen to his remarks here: Dennis Pennington Remarks