The Washington County Farm Bureau named the recipient of the Outstanding Family/Agri-Business Award during its 78th annual county meeting Thursday.
The winner of the award was the Michael and Kaysee Schulte family of Independence.
In a statement on Facebook, the family said it was humbled to be recognized by the community and know that their work has not gone unnoticed.
Farm Bureau members filled the American Legion Hall in Brenham on Thursday to vote on policy, elect delegates to the state meeting in Waco, and hear from the brigade students and local, district and statewide scholarship winners.
Farm Bureau President Larry Winkelmann gave a report highlighting the county’s involvement in agriculture over the past year.
Linda Oberhoff, Marcus Broesche and William Luedemann were elected as directors for a three-year term.
Policy involving taxes and the environment were approved and will be forwarded to Waco’s policy development meeting. If passed, they will be presented to delegates at the annual Texas Farm Bureau meeting in Waco in December.