Butch Pugh, Agra Turf, Inc. was the recipient of the 2022 Bud Thigpen Distinguished Service Award. This Lifetime Achievement Award is given by MTA to honor years of devoted service to the Turfgrass Industry and the MTA. It is named in memory of Bud Thigpen who was a devoted member and supporter of the Mississippi Turfgrass Association. Butch is affiliated with Agra Turf, Inc. As their representative for Mississippi, he has supported the Mississippi Turfgrass Association with his support at all or our events. Indeed, he is usually one of the first to sign up! Butch has also served as President of MTA (2002. He has also served on numerous committees. Unfortunately, Butch was unable to be there. We will present his award to him in January at our Turf Workshop in Columbus, MS. Thank you Butch for your dedication to the Mississippi Turfgrass Association and to the turf industry.