Brandon Iden and South Plains Implement were the major honorees at Thursdayâ€™s 22nd annual Ag Appreciation Luncheon.
Iden, a fourth-generation farmer/rancher, was named Ag Producer of the Year, while South Plains Implement was recognized as the Ag Business of the Year during the luncheon, sponsored by the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce and held at Howard Collegeâ€™s Broughton Agriculture Complex.
Iden graduated from Sands High School, then attended Howard College before graduating from Texas Tech with a bachelorâ€™s degree in agriculture education.
Forty-one down, nine to go.
Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District were pleased to learn that officials plan to apply for only nine class-size waivers from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) this year.
â€śAs the result of (personnel) moves we made earlier this year â€” some of our staff members and some from new hires â€” we are requesting only nine class-size waivers as compared to 50 waivers that we applied for last year.â€ť said Chris Wigington, BSISD interim superintendent. â€śWithout the hires and the moves that we made, we would be requesting 29 waivers."