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Laurens County's Danny Hogan inducted to Conservation Hall of Fame

Laurens County farmer Danny Hogan, a member of the Georgia Farm Bureau Equine Committee and the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Equine, was inducted into the National Association of Conservation Districts Southeast Region Hall of Fame at their meeting held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on Aug. 13.

Hogan is a board member of the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts and Central Georgia Conservation District Supervisor.

Hogan is a third-generation farmer from Laurens County with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Georgia. Danny, along with his son Richie, works with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to implement numerous conservation practices to protect soil and water resources. Practices are utilized while growing wheat, oats, peanuts, cotton, soybeans and managing 140 acres of pastureland, 700 acres of timberland, Black Angus and Limousin cows, Paint horses and Quarter horses.

Hogan has received numerous awards and recognition for his conservation efforts including being named Laurens County Conservationist of the Year, receiving Forest Stewardship Certification and being named the 2008 Governor’s Stewardship Award winner for Georgia.  In 2017 Hogan was inducted into the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts Hall of Fame.

He is a member of the Pine Country RC&D Council, Georgia Water Council Board, Upper Oconee State Water Planning Council, Georgia Department of Agriculture Equine Commodity Commission, Laurens County Livestock Facility Committee, and in 2019 was appointed to the Equine Advisory Committee by State Veterinarian Robert Cobb.

Hogan is a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He has previously served as the Laurens County representative on the Farm Service Agency Committee and is past chairman of Central Georgia Conservation District and the Georgia Association of Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors, having served two terms. Hogan currently represents Georgia with the National Association of Conservation Districts.