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Columbia REA Director honored with Agriculture Advisor of the Year award by the Mid-Columbia Agriculture Hall of Fame


December 26, 2019

Columbia REA announced that Board Director Dennis Munden has been named Agriculture Advisor of the Year by the Mid-Columbia Agriculture Hall of Fame.

The Agriculture Advisor Award is given to an individual who has had a significant impact in ag-advancement and educational programs and similar organizations influencing the industry through leadership, guidance and community involvement. This year the honor goes to Dennis Munden.

Dennis is retired as an agriculture education teacher at many local schools, including Kamiakin, Columbia, Pasco, Warden and Riverview High Schools. He has been recognized as the WA Association of Agriculture Educators Teacher of the Year in 1994 and 1997, National Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association State Winner for Ideas Unlimited and Outstanding Agriculture Program, Crystal Apple Award Winner as well as numerous other recognitions for his commitment and effort into agriculture education.

Dennis Munden has been a Columbia REA Board Member since 2004, and has held all three officer positions, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President, during his tenure.

Munden and three others will be honored at the 2020 Mid-Columbia Agriculture Hall of Fame Installation Gala at the Pasco Red Lion on Thursday, January 16, 2020, presented by the Pasco Chamber of Commerce and the Port of Pasco. Tickets are available online at the link below.

This is the 20th year Hall of Fame honors have been awarded to Mid-Columbia farmers, families and agribusiness leaders in Franklin County and neighboring Mid-Columbia counties.

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