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Lincoln County farmers receive pollinator conservation award

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign’s (NAPPC) 19th annual conference in Washington D.C. presentation with the recognition of the U.S. Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award, which went to Brian and Becky Tankersley of Lincolnton, Georgia.

The Tankersleys own and operate Double Branches Farm, a garden and you-pick operation that grows fruits and veggies but primarily offers berries such as strawberries, blackberries and blueberries. The farm is also available for educational opportunities and the farmers utilize their local partnerships to provide these events.

Earlier this year, Double Branches Farm, together with the Lincoln County Conservation District, was the host site for a high school field day where students toured the farm and received lessons from Brian Tankersley. The Tankersleys are known for advocating for conservation, pollinators and agriculture education. As pollination is vital to the success of the farm and to the success of agriculture everywhere, the Tankersleys have included pollinator friendly habitat throughout their farmland.