your-news image

Vidalia Onion Committee awards banquet

The Vidalia Onion Committee hosted its annual awards banquet Feb. 16 at the Hawks Point Golf Club in Vidalia, GA, for growers in the seven-county south Georgia area that is home to production of the famous sweet onion. Ray Farms Inc. in Glennville, GA, was named Grower of the Year. The award was presented to Danny Ray by Committee Chairman Kevin Hendrix of Hendrix Produce in Metter, GA. Named to the Vidalia Onion Growers Hall of Fame were Buck Shuman, who was inducted by his son John Shuman of Shuman Produce Inc. in Reidsville, GA, and the late Gerald Dasher of G&R Farms in Glennville, whose wife Pam Durrence Dasher accepted the award on behalf of the family. Vidalia-banquet-2013-035Glennville, GA-based Ray Farms Inc. was named Grower of the Year, which was presented to Danny Ray by Committee Chairman Kevin Hendrix of Hendrix Produce in Metter, GA. (Photos by Chip Carter)

Vidalia-banquet-2013-032Buck Shuman, named to the Vidalia Onion Growers Hall of Fame, with his son John Shuman of Shuman Produce Inc. Vidalia-banquet-2013-031The late Gerald Dasher of G&R Farms was named to the Vidalia Onion Growers Hall of Fame. His wife, Pam Durrence Dasher, accepted the award on behalf of the family. The honor was presented by Committee Chairman Kevin Hendrix.