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Apple Festival names parade grand marshal

Kenny Barnwell speaks during a panel on immigration reform in 2012. Kenny Barnwell speaks during a panel on immigration reform in 2012.

Edneyville apple farmer Kenny Barnwell, who has been active in efforts to promote the apple industry, has been named grand marshal of the 2014 Apple Festival Parade.


Barnwell, who owns Kenny Barnwell Orchards and co-owns Ridgeview Apple Packers, has worked on immigration reform, state and federal regulations and other areas to promote apple farmers' interest and expand opportunities for marketing.
He has been an active member of the North Carolina Apple Growers Association, Agribusiness Henderson County, the Henderson County Agriculture Advisory Committee and the Cooperative Extension Service Advisory Board.