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Bane, Faber honored at banquet

Parker Bane and Jesse Faber at the Pontiac Chamber banquet Thursday night / CIFN photo by Rebecca Casson.

PONTIAC – The agriculture program at Pontiac Township High School continues to grow thanks to the efforts of leaders Parker Bane and Jesse Faber.

Both were honored Thursday night as the Bill Edwards Agribusiness Persons of the Year during the annual Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce banquet.

“Parker and Jesse have dedicated their lives to agriculture,” said Tim Kelly, last year’s winner of the award. “Their dedication and love for the programs they teach show.”

Bane considers the award quite an honor and acknowledged the shock and joy he felt upon first hearing the news. Bane feels a sense of pride knowing the chamber thinks he and Faber are contributing members to the success of agriculture in the county.

“I would like to thank the community for the value and support,” Bane said.

Faber gets excited about agriculture and being a part of a community that matters such as Pontiac.

“What we do is possible because of the people in this room,” Faber said.

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