2008 denim & diamonds logo

Oregon Aglink honored two leaders in agriculture who accepted awards for their achievements during the 11th Annual Denim & Diamonds Dinner and Auction at the Governor Hotel (now Sentinal Hotel) in 2008.

Honorees are nominated by the Oregon Aglink Board of Directors to recognize Oregon’s agricultural leaders.


agriculturist of the year

Bernie Faber, a retired Oregon dairy farmer and active ag advocate was honored with the Agriculturist of the Year award presented to him by emcees Mike Chase and Amy Faust.

bernie faber


ag connection of the year

Thayne Dutson, Dean of Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences received the Ag Connection of the Year award in the presence of his family and friends.

thayne dutson


 Past Award Recipients

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