He ushered in Santa Claus for the Beaver Dam Christmas parade and before that he won a major award from the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

Darren "Farmer" Luttrell of Beaver Dam was named "Farmer of the Year" during the KFB annual meeting in Louisville last Friday night.

Luttrell has worked in his family farm business since 1982 and his two sons and his wife Debbie all help out in operations.

As 2017's "Farmer of the Year", Luttrell received $1,000 and he will represent Kentucky in the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern "Farmer of the Year" contest in Moultrie, Georgia in October of 2018.

Congratulations and good luck Farmer!