2018 Young Farmer of the Year
CHARLES MICHAEL BLANCHARD, JR.
Charles Michael Blanchard Jr. is a second-generation Jefferson County farmer. Michael was born to Lisa Sachitano and Charles Michael Blanchard Sr. on September 24, 1987 in Nome, Texas. He is a 2006 graduate of Hardin Jefferson High School and attended Lamar University where he received his Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering in 2011.Michael and Bailey, his wife of 4 years, reside in Beaumont, Texas with their 1-year old daughter Blythe Elizabeth. Like Michael in his younger years, Blythe loves to ride on the combine and loves to ride checking the fields with her daddy.
Michael is a part of several rice improvement organizations. He serves on the county committee at the Jefferson County FSA. He is on the board of TRIA, TRLG and the Texas Rice Producers Board.
Michael would like to thank the Texas Rice Festival for choosing him to be the 2018 TRF Young Farmer of the year.
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