BY Christopher Lang, Correspondent, @topherlang2 | MonroeNow | Sep 10, 2018
MONROE — The Township Council presented a proclamation to a Monroe farmer who was recently named the top farmer in Middlesex County.
Shaun Hluchy comes from a family of farmers and is the winner of the Middlesex County Board of Agriculture’s Farmer of Year for 2018.
Council President Stephen Dalina presented the proclamation to Hluchy at the Sept. 5 meeting saying “… Not surprisingly with the wonderful land we have here with the wonderful farms.”
Hluchy graduated from Cook College at Rutgers University in 2005 with a degree in environmental planning and design.
According to his bio posted on the Middlesex County Fair website, Hluchy “was raised on a Middlesex County farm running machines and working ground in the summer and after school at a very young age.” Hluchy received the Farmer of the Year award during the Middlesex County Fair in August.
At his family’s Tidbury Creek Farms Nursery, Hulchy responsibilities include acquiring and selling materials, managing staff and maintaining the material on site. His expertise has also lead him across the country to tour nurseries and attending local and national trade shows.
Hluchy works the farm with his brothers, which his bio describes as “integral in that they utilize each other’s skills to grow, maintain and wholesale a diverse selection of trees, shrubs and evergreens from various properties throughout Middlesex County.”