Cowan and Solomon honored at Agriculture Appreciation Banquet
Last updated 6/24/2022 at 2:28pm
The Northern Agricultural Research Center of Montana State University held its annual Field Day and Agriculture Appreciation Banquet where two locals were honored by the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee with awards for their outstanding work in the field of agriculture and their contributions to their community.
The award for Outstanding Agriculture Advocate went to Barbara Cowan for her exceptional land stewardship and work eliminating noxious weeds in the area.
The awards were presented by Havre-Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee Chair Hiram Williams, who described Cowan as a hard worker and not afraid to personally instruct and guide her crews to improve range conditions, not just on her ranch, but the surrounding area.
"Barbara is willing to share her success and knowledge with her neighbors and helps them in their efforts as well," Williams said.
The second award, for Outstanding Agriculture Leader, went to Ted Solomon who was also praised for his land stewardship, as well as taking great care of the natural resources he owns and has developed.
Williams said Solomon has started a number of businesses in the area, all of which provide valuable services, particularly Solomon Fire Equipment which is used by local fire departments and the Federal Fire Service.
"Ted has always been a positive force in many other aspects of agriculture," Williams said.
Northern Agricultural Research Center Superintendent Darrin Boss said the field day and banquet went extremely well this year and thanked the events sponsors and the committee for doing a great job with the dinner.
See more in Monday's edition of Havre Daily News.