According to a story posted on agfax.com, Andrew Sawyer, a native of Douglas who now works as an Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent in Wilcox County, received the Senior King Cotton Award from the Georgia Cotton Commission. He was given the award at the 2017 Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference held in Columbus in November.
Sawyer previously served as the ANR agent in Thomas County. He has conducted variety trials with producers and has put an emphasis on educating growers about new technologies and techniques.
Sawyer has worked to educate the community on cotton through various means, including a weekly radio show that reached over 250,000 people. For this, he received the Communications Award from the Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents.
He also set up a blog to give farmers, agribusinesses and the general public timely tips and educational information concerning agriculture and the environment.
Sawyer, a graduate of Coffee High School and the University of Georgia, is the son of Tim and Carol Sawyer of Douglas.