Last week at the Clemson Extension Spotlight on Agriculture Dinner, Robert Roper III and his family were recognized as the Laurens County Farm Family of the Year. Kevin Renwick presented the award and highlighted some of the recipient's accomplishments. We were lucky enough to get a copy and will share some of this information here:
This year’s recipients have strong roots in this country and in Agriculture. The farm dates back almost 90 years to when the majority of the existing land was purchased in Mountville. The primary Ag products produced have gone from timber – to eggs – to quarter horses – to broiler over the years. Currently, this family produces anywhere from 350,000 to 440,000 chickens each year. They have also added a few head of cattle in the recent months.
This “farm family” is on its 4th generation, who is actively engaged in the operation and a 5th generation is quickly coming. This year’s recipients are big advocates for Agriculture. Their enthusiasm towards their business is always evident in their pleasant demeanor. They are active in organizations such as Laurens County Young Farmers, to keep up-to-date on the latest industry news. They are also active in the community as members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Clinton and Warrior Creek Baptist Church in Gray Court.
It is with great delight that I present the 2017 Laurens County Farm Family of the Year to the Robert Roper, III family.