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Scott inducted into Sussex County Agriculture Hall of Fame

By JANE PRIMERANO
AFP Correspondent

FRANKFORD ― The newest member of the Sussex County Agriculture Hall of Fame is Edward Scott of Lafayette.
Scott was inducted on Aug. 8, at the State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in the Snook Memorial Museum.
Not many people can say they’ve lived in the same place all their lives, the induction paperwork noted. Scott still lives on the same farm in Lafayette where he was born, although he sold most of the 135 acres of the farm in 2004.
He attended Lafayette School from first through seventh grade, then graduated from eighth grade at Frankford School and went on to Newton High School.
He and his wife Jane were married on March 1, 1958, and they started their own farm a year later.  
They milked registered Guernseys until selling the herd in 1998.
This isn’t the first award Scott won at the fair.
He received the Junior Herdsman award in 1953 and the Young Farmer Award in 1960. In 1956 as a member of the local FFA judging team, he journeyed to Waterloo, Iowa, showing registered Guernseys in local, state and national shows.
Like all inductees into the Ag Hall of Fame, Scott has been active in farming organizations and his community.
He is a member of the Sussex County Milk Producers and served for 20 years as secretary/treasurer. He was a member of Eastern Milk Producers and was a director of the Agway Cooperative Dairy Farmers of America.
He was also a member of the Sussex County Ag Board and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association. He is a past member and president of the Sussex County Agricultural Society and a life member of the American Guernsey Club.
Scott was also a member and past president of the NJ Guernsey Breeders Association and a member of the Livestock Committee of the county fair.
He has been a member of the Lafayette Fire Department for 50 years, now exempt and is a member of the North Jersey Antique Engine and Machine Club.
Two years before the Scotts sold the farm, they entered the state Farmland Preservation Program. In 2003, he built a new house on the 16 acres of the farm he kept where he still makes hay.
The Scotts have three children, Doug who lives in Montana, Tammy and Deborah, and six grandchildren, Kristin, Joshua, Sarah, Amanda, Jennifer and Matthew.