Ag director recognizes champion cabbage grower

California fourth grader Amber Trachsel left, receives $1,000 Bonnie Plants scholarship check presented by B. J. Kruger, center, and Missouri Agriculture Department Director Dr. Jon Hagler, right, at the school assembly Thursday, Dec. 22. Dervin Kruger, in back, and B.J. operate the local Bonnie Plants greenhouse.

California fourth grader Amber Trachsel left, receives $1,000 Bonnie Plants scholarship check presented by B. J. Kruger, center, and Missouri Agriculture Department Director Dr. Jon Hagler, right, at the school assembly Thursday, Dec. 22. Dervin Kruger, in back, and B.J. operate the local Bonnie Plants greenhouse. Photo by David Wilson.

The winner of the Bonnie Plants Missouri $1,000 scholarship for 2011 is California student fourth grader Amber Trachsel, daughter of Darrell and Amy Trachsel. The award was presented at the California Elementary School assembly on Thursday, Dec. 22.

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The Missouri Agriculture Department Director, the Trachsel family and local Bonnie Plants staff after the $1,000 scholarship is awarded. Front row, from left, are Dr. Jon Hagler, Darrell Trachsel, Amber Trachsel, Amy Trachsel, Allison and B.J. Kruger. Bonnie Plants staff in the back row include Daniel Jenkins, Jeff Duvall, Dervin Kruger, Chris Messerli and Darren Porter.

Dr. Jon Hagler, Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, recognized the young winner for her effort in growing the 36 pound winning cabbage. The seedling was provided by Bonnie Plants.

For more of this story check out the Dec. 28 issue of the California Democrat.

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