Lifelong farmer wins Sunbelt Expo Farmer of Year honor

Watch the moment Danny Kornegay was named the 2015 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeast Farmer of the Year.

"I would like to thank the Lord first for giving me the opportunity to farm and do things I enjoy," said the North Carolina farmer in his acceptance speech. "It's just a great honor. It's all I've ever done and wanted to do was farm."

"I have a great family and five great-grandsons," said Kornegay, who was reminded by his wife they were grandsons. "Well, they are great," he said. "And they all want to farm, and they support us every day."

He also thanked Swisher Sweets International, Southern States Cooperative and AGCO for their sponsorship of the award.

"This is such an honor for us," he said. "I never expected it because there was a lot of good competition up there."

 

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