Beef Producers honor Hawley as ‘Friend in Government’

Posted 8 February 2021 at 8:07 pm

Provided photo: Assemblyman Steve Hawley holds an award from the New York Beef Producers Association.

Press Release, Assemblyman Steve Hawley

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) has been awarded the New York Beef Producers Association 2020 Friend in Government award, which he received during their annual meeting held virtually on Zoom.

Hawley has been supportive of New York agriculture as a lawmaker and as a citizen for decades, as he is a 42-year member of the New York State Farm Bureau, previously served as president of the Genesee County Farm Bureau and has been a member of the New York State Assembly Committee on Agriculture for 15 years.

The award from the Beef Producers is given to legislators who have been notably vocal advocates for those in the industry of beef production, and Assemblyman Hawley is one of only two legislators to receive this award this year. Assemblyman Andy Goodell of Chautauqua County also was recognized with the honor.

“As a former farmer myself, it has been my honor to stand up as a voice for everybody who works in agriculture in our state, including beef producers,” said Hawley. “I look forward to continuing to champion the causes of our farmers, and even as we face a challenging year ahead I look forward to working with producers to make the best of it and assure their voices are heard in our Legislature.”