VOC's annual awards banquet

Vidalia-7Mark Shuman, Buck Shuman and John Shuman.The Vidalia Onion Committee hosted its annual awards banquet Feb. 16 at the Hawks Point Golf Club in Vidalia, GA, for growers in the seven-county south Georgia area that is home to production of the famous sweet onion. Ray Farms Inc. in Glennville, GA, was named Grower of the Year. The award was presented to Danny Ray by Committee Chairman Kevin Hendrix of Hendrix Produce in Metter, GA. Named to the Vidalia Onion Growers Hall of Fame were Buck Shuman, who was inducted by his son John Shuman of Shuman Produce Inc. in Reidsville, GA, and the late Gerald Dasher of G&R Farms in Glennville, whose wife Pam Durrence Dasher accepted the award on behalf of the family.