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Washington County's Duyck gets state farm bureau award

COURTESY PHOTO - Oregon Farm Bureau President Barrry Bushue (right), and OFB Executive Vice President Dave Dillon (left) honored Edmund Duyck (center) at the OFBs 83rd annual meeting in December.Edmund Duyck, president of Washington County Farm Bureau, was honored with an Oregon Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award by OFB President Barry Bushue and OFB Executive Vice President Dave Dillon during the 83rd OFB annual meeting in central Oregon last month.

Duyck, 85, has been farming for more than 70 years and has been active in the OFB for 55 years.

Inducted into the OFB Hall of Fame in 2005, Duyck completed his seventh year over two terms as county Farm Bureau president in 2015, a record for Washington County. He has served on his county Farm Bureau board for 45 years and on the OFB Board of Directors for 16 years.

“It’s very rewarding and humbling to receive recognition for your efforts,” said Duyck. “I certainly didn’t do it on my own. Farm Bureau members work together to reach our goals and we all benefit.”

On his multi-generational farm in Washington County, Duyck raises sweet corn, wheat and other crops.