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July 18, 2006

Livestock booster Upton still going strong

For 50 years, Sampson County Cooperative Extension Director George Upton Jr. has dedicated his life to improving farming in Sampson County.

But, for Upton, who’s in his early 70s, 50 years still isn’t enough.

"He’s still going," said Ronnie Jackson, chairman of the Sampson County Friends of Agriculture. "Being 65 and retiring was not on his mind."

Upton was honored in a ceremony Friday night by colleagues and friends, who have established the George Upton Jr. Livestock Endowment for Sampson County.

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Posted by Suzanne at July 18, 2006 08:37 AM