The Davis Denman family of Johnston was recently named Ohio's Farm Family of the Year.
Davis and Bette Denman of Johnston were bestowed the title by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Farmer Magazine and the Ohio Farm Bureau.
The Denmans' daughter, Darlene, and sons Davis and Dan, along with Dan's wife, Maria, were in attendance at the awards ceremony held at the Farm Science Review in London, Ohio.
Davis could not attend due to a recent knee surgery, and daughter Robin Denman Logan stayed on the farm to handle the milking operations.
The Denmans join the Sharecs of Newton Township and the Campbells of Bristol as only Trumbull County families to receive the award.
Mike Wilson, executive director of the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District, said since its inception in 1984, the award has recognized 151 farm families for their efforts of conserving soil, water, woodland and wildlife on their farm.
He said the Denmans joined four other families from around Ohio to receive the 2012 recognition for their dedication to natural resource conservation. The SWCD supervisors, associates, staff along with fair board members traveled by limousine bus to the Farm Science Review to be on hand for the awards ceremony.
Wilson said those at the awards ceremony included Trumbull County Treasurer Sam Lamancusa and Mark Callion, the regional community affairs director for the Ohio Treasurer's Office, who presented a proclamation from U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Niles. The Denmans had lunch with presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who was a guest of ODNR Director Jim Zeringer at the awards event.