NORWICH – The Leadership Chenango Class of 2012 is set to graduate on June 7. The graduation ceremony and dinner will be held at the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich. In addition, the Dan Marshman Ag Leadership Award will be presented to Donald Franklin of Plymouth at the dinner prior to the graduation ceremony. The reception for the event begins at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m.
The program will begin with presentation of the Dan Marshman Ag Leadership Award. The recipient, Donald Franklin operated a dairy farm for many years in the Town of Plymouth. He also served as Town Supervisor for seven years. More recently, Don’s leadership as Chairman of the Ag and Farmland Protection Board for the last three years has been instrumental in moving that boards’ work forward, including a new Ag & Farmland Protection Plan, the Ag Tour for Legislators of 2011 and 2012, and work to further develop Chenango County’s farmers’ markets.