Originally Published: December 23, 2007 6:36 p.m.
Delbert and Anna Beth Pierce received the Arizona Farm Bureau Heritage Award during the 86th Annual AZFB conference in Carefree, an awards ceremony celebrating farmers and ranchers throughout the state.
Arizona Farm Bureau's Heritage Award recognizes individuals and families that are involved in agriculture and have given voluntary service to that industry and to their Farm Bureau. Delbert and Anna Beth's 70-year farm and ranching career can be underscored with the words commitment, stewardship and change - commitment because of more than 25 years in the Farm Bureau, stewardship because of their work in the cattle industry and with their land, and change because when you remember that they started farming at 40th Street and Thomas with 200 acres and now ranch in Prescott, it reminds you that the only constant in life is change.
Delbert's involvement in the industry includes past president of the Yavapai Cattle Growers and committee chairman of the Arizona Cattle Growers. He was involved with the state 4-H Foundation for 15 years and a 4-H club leader for 10. Beyond agriculture, he was Scottsdale School board president for six years and on the Prescott Forest Advisory Committee for 12 years.