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ADAM AND MANDY Faulk of Franklin Parish have recieved the Louisiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award. The Faulks are pictured here with their children George Adam, 7 and Katelynn, 4. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)
Adam and Mandy Faulk of Liddieville received the Louisiana Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award at the bureau's recent convention in New Orleans.
The award is presented annually to a farm couple under age 35 whose farming operations balance production, profit and environmental concerns.
"It is an honor to have been chosen, especially when there were such great farmers considered for the award," said Mandy Faulk.
Adam Faulk said being recognized for working hard is something all farmers – not just the younger ones – should receive.
"Farming is hard work. Everyone that farms, whether it's cattle or corn, knows how much energy and work it takes to keep everything going," he said.
The Faulks farm between 1,500 and 1,600 of wheat, soybeans and corn, plus raise a variety of cattle. Adam does custom grain cutting and custom hay baling and Mandy also has a soybean candle company.
"Adam and I love what we do and are passing on the farming lifestyle to our children," Mandy said. "It is the best place to raise children. Our children understand the value of work and know about everything from birthing a calf to driving a tractor."
The Faulks have two children, George Adam, 7, and Katelynn, 4.
Mandy is the daughter of Wayne and Lori Grayson and Adam is the son of George and Mary Faulk.
Part of the Faulks' prize package includes a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck, savings bonds and other prizes. As Louisiana's state winner the couple will compete for the national title in January in San Antonio during the American Farm Bureau Convention.
The two other finalists for the award were Christian Richard, of Vermilion Parish, and Dwayne Viator, of Lafayette Parish.