The presentation of the award was part of the annual O’Leary Potato Blossom Festival in late July, according to The Guardian newspaper. Nearly 300 people attended the awards banquet, according to the newspaper.
“It’s not just a thank you for us but the entire industry,” David Harris told The Guardian. “We all work hard to produce our individual product so we see this award as a prize for everyone in this field of work.”
The Harris brothers grew up on their family farm but have since created their own farming company, which employs 16 people, according to the newspaper.
“It’s in our blood. We we’re born into this and saw no reason to ever want out of it,” David Harris told the paper. “There are challenging days, like any other workplace, but it can be rewarding at the end.”