Delaware Farm Bureau President Kitty Holtz presents ASA First Vice President with the Delaware Farm Bureau Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award. Photo Credit: Delaware Farm BureauThe Delaware State Farm Bureau awarded ASA First Vice President Richard Wilkins with the prestigious “Distinguished Service to Agriculture” award in early December.A panel of judges scores each of the applicants looking for involvement in the organization; ag background; education; professional experience with agriculture; serving on related boards and commissions; member of other ag organizations and known advocate for agriculture.The recipient is selected from the three County Farm Bureau “Distinguished Service to Ag” award winners. A panel of judges scores each of the applicants looking for involvement in the organization; ag background; education; professional experience with agriculture; serving on related boards and commissions; membership in other ag organizations and known advocacy for agriculture.Delaware Farm Bureau Executive Director Pamela J. Bakerian said although the other two applicants certainly have notable accomplishments, Wilkins is known as an Ag Advocate on many levels.Wilkins is a farmer from Greenwood, Del. who farms 400 acres of soybeans annually. In addition, he produces 400 acres of corn, 250 acres of wheat, 100 acres of barley, 300 acres of vegetables, 250 acres of hay and raises 150 head of beef cattle. He’s served as ASA Treasurer, Vice President and now First Vice President. He’s been a member of the Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association since 2002, and served his state association as President (2005-10) and Membership Chair (2003-04). He has been a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation Soybean Advisory Committee.