2019 Texas Agriculture Aviation Association Operator of the Year

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Pictured: Bart Roye TAAA President, Vance Lakey, Herbert Lakey, and Brad Lakey

Herbert Lakey started his "cropdusting" career in 1967 and he flew many years down in the Rio Grande Valley. When the farmers back home found out that Herb was a spray pilot they hounded him enough that in 1988 Herb along with Ben Holcomb started Tri-County Sprayers. For the first year or so he ran off a grass strip at his house in Sylvester. In 1991 Herb bought out and acquired a hanger from B&W Spraying Service at the Hamlin Municipal airport. Since then there have been many improvements from enlarging and raising the existing hanger to building a drive-thru loading facility.

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