The Madera Chamber of Commerce will hold a dinner next month to honor Sarkis Sahatdjian, Madera’s 2013 Senior Farmer of the Year.
Since 1981, the honor is given annually to a farmer who has devoted his or her life to Madera’s agricultural prosperity. It will be formally awarded to Sahatdjian at 6 p.m. March 21 at the Madera Municipal Golf Course.
“We are pleased to honor Mr. Sahatdjian as the 2013 Senior Farmer of the Year,” said Debi Bray, President and CEO of the Madera Chamber of Commerce. “For a vast majority of his life he has farmed here while at the same time giving to others in his community.”
Bray said Sahatdjian, 93, was selected — as all current recipients of the award are — by a committee made up of past winners...