Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr. & Mrs. Shipley!

Last Saturday, Robert and Agnes Shipley co-celebrated their late June birthdays. Mr. Shipley turned 100 and Mrs. Agnes turned 95!!! The Shipleys have been active members of the agricultural community for more decades than most have been alive! The couple also has attended every single one of the 56 Farm City Celebrations that have been held in Watauga County!

Mr. Shipley was an agriculture teacher at the Cove Creek school and an inductee into the western North Carolina Agriculture Hall of Fame. He was also an Ag Extension Agent once upon a time. Five years ago the Shipley family established the Robert G. and Agnes D. Shipley Agricultural Endowment to support youth related agricultural activities in Watauga County. Happy Birthday from all of us at Watauga Cooperative Extension!

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