Doyle Equipment Manufacturing will be honored as the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness of the Year and Mr. Barry Eidson will be honored as the Larry Fischer Ag Educator of the Year at the First Bankers Trust Ag Banquet on Tuesday, March 12, at Town and Country Inn & Suites. 

Doyle Equipment Manufacturing, home of worldwide quality dry fertilizer blending, conveying, tending, and spreading equipment, was founded in 1951. Located in Palmyra, they are a four-generation family-owned and operated company. Doyle quality products can be found operating in over 60 countries worldwide. Ron Doyle is the  Chairman of the Board and grandson Monty Doyle is the President.

Barry Eidson is a retired agriculture teacher of 33 years from Payson-Seymour. Over his 33 years, Barry saw the program change to include a majority of non-traditional students and the tremendous increase in technology and computers. Barry takes great pride in the many accomplishments of his students. Eighty-eight of Barry’s students have earned the Illinois State FFA Degree, with two Illinois State Stars in Agribusiness. Twenty-eight members have earned the American FFA Degree.

Barry himself received the Honorary State FFA Degree in 1997 and the Honorary American Degree in 2004.

The Larry Fischer Ag Educator of the Year Award, established in 2015, honors an individual who has made an impact on students and the future of agriculture. The Ag Educator of the Year Award is co-sponsored by John Wood Community College Ag Alumni.

Tuesdays event is sold out!