Big Bean Awards

The Big Bean Award

Each year, the Soybean Festival recognizes one individual or organization for their outstanding contributions to the Tennessee Soybean Festival.  This is a prestigious honor that is given to someone special who spends countless hours serving the festival.  The following citizens and organizations have been honored with “The Big Bean Award”.

2020 n/a
2019 Sammies & The Grind : The Laderman Family
2018 MTD Products, Inc
2017 Trevor Bonnstetter, WK&T
2016 Republic Services
2015 Dupont Pinoeer
2014 Fred Wilkinson, H&R Agri-Power
2013 Savant Learning Systems
2012 Vowell & Sons
2011 National Soybean Board
2010 TN Soybean Association
2007 Steve Westenhofer- Volunteer Community Hospital
2006 Sam Lewallen- First State Bank
2005 Katie Winchester- First Citizens National Bank
  Tom Seratt- First Citizens National Bank
2004 Newell Graham- Union City Coca Cola Bottling Co.
2003 Connie Betz- Tyson Foods, Inc.
2002 Jim Schuster- MTD Products, Inc.
2001 Larry Elgin- Reelfoot Bank