Steve Church, chairman of Church Brothers Farm, Salinas, Calif., was honored with the National Steinbeck Center’s Valley of the World Award.
Organizers say the annual event recognizes key figures in the Salinas Valley agriculture industry.
Award ceremony presenters left to right: Susan Gill, John D’Arrigo, Steve Church (Honoree) Lorri Nucci-Koster
The award is a community tradition in the Salinas Valley and the ceremony was held on Nov. 15.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Steinbeck center’s educational and public programs.