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 VOLUME 14, ISSUE 3                                LATE FALL 2010


Farmland Irrigation: Is It in Your Future?
A     dry end to the 2010 growing season left many farmers with questions
     about irrigation systems. Purdue Extension educators will answer
those questions at farmland irrigation workshops in offered in northern
Indiana counties in December.
"Farmland Irrigation: Is It in Your Future?" will cover the amount of water
needed to irrigate, the energy options for running the well and irrigation system, the economic costs
and benefits and the best options for overhead irrigation application equipment.
The workshop will be offered *Dec. 16, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (EST), Nappanee Public Library, 157 N.
Main St., Nappanee. The workshops are free, but participants should register with the Purdue
Extension office in the county of the workshop they plan to attend. A registration brochure is
available at under Hot Topics" Inside this issue:
or by calling Extension Office (372-2340).
                                                                                Kelly’s Komments / 2011     2
Certified Crop Advisers can earn CEUs for soil and water management and         Ag Day/ PARP
commercial pesticide applicators in categories 1, 3b and RT can acquire
three CCHs toward certification by attending the workshop.                      New Fertilizer              3
                                                                                Applicators Certification

                                                                                Indiana Commodity           4
                                    SHAPE UP KOSCIUSKO                          Forum

                                      How are those New Year’s                  Certified Livestock         5
                                         resolutions coming?                    Producer Training
                                                                                Hort Congress
                                   Need a boost to accomplish your              4-H 5K Run/Walk
                                    fitness and weight‐loss goals? 
                                                                                Purdue Management           6
                                 Join Shape Up Kosciusko, a 12 week     
                                   fitness and nutrition program to             Focus on Small Farms &      7
                                 help Kosciusko County residents get            Acreages Educational
                                  Tuesdays, January 25 —April 19, 2010          Women in Ag Conf.      8
                                                                                Women in Ag Discussion
                                       6:30 p.m.—Justice Building 
   For More Information Contact:                                                Annie’s Project             9
        Purdue Extension 
                                    2011 will be a team event with cash         Risk Management
        Kosciusko County          prizes and weekly door prizes! Complete       Education for Farm
          (574) 372‐2340          details and registration materials will be    Women edu/                 available after Thanksgiving 
                                                                                Resources for Your Farm     10
     counties/kosciusko                   Deadline:  January 11.                Business

                                                                                2010 Ag Day Sponsors        11
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  Kelly’s Komments
                                                                                                          Thank You!
  S   o, what do dust and 
      sand have to do with 
  agriculture?  Well,  let me 
                                          we are just “decimal dust” 
                                                                          an industry that is just 
                                                                          “decimal dust” to share its 
                                                                          story and value to our   
                                                                                                          Just a note to say thank 
                                                                                                          you to all of you who 
  challenge your thoughts on              Another thought shared at       community.  What are you        stepped up and helped 
  those topics. This summer I             this event was how does         doing to tell and share your    out this summer! You 
  had the opportunity to                  each business, organization,    story? Are you on               are more appreciated 
  attend the “Community                   etc. come to play in the        Facebook, twitter, or           than you will ever know. 
  Conversation”. One of the               sandbox that creates our                                         
                                                                          have you created a blog? 
  speakers suggested that                 community. So, again how                                        Best Wishes to You
                                                                          These are just a few            and Your Family
  when looking at Indiana                 does agriculture come to 
                                                                          places where we need to         for a Wonderful
  compared to China and its               play in the sandbox? That 
  population, Indiana was just            day we didn’t— less than 3      prove that agriculture is       Holiday Season & a
  “decimal dust”. I thought               of us in the room had any       just not simply “decimal        New Year filled
  how ironic because when                 connection to agriculture.      dust” and that we are           with “normal”
  you think about those in                                                willing to play in the          weather!
  production agriculture, well            The challenge remains for       sandbox! 
                                                                                                          Kelly Heckaman
 2011 Ag Day Events

 2   011 marks the 13th anniversary of hosting the Taste of Ag event for the community of
     Kosciusko County on April 12, 5:00—7:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. We will be hosting the
 4th grades of the county on April 12 & 12 for the 15th time. We are looking forward to another
 great year and opportunity to educate the community about agriculture. Donations are always
 needed to help make Ag Day events possible.

 As always the planning committee needs your help. The first planning meeting is scheduled for
 Thursday, January 20 at 7 p.m. in the Extension Office in Warsaw. Any interested person
 is invited to attend the meeting.

 Please remember I am often told how important is to educate the consumer about agriculture in our county and
 community. Now is the time—if you haven’t helped out in the past, please consider helping this year. It is time and
 effort well invested. So, if you are interested in volunteering your time or making a donation for these activities,
 please contact the Extension Office.

    Purdue University
  Cooperative Extension                   Private Applicator Recertification Programs
     Court House Annex
        Kelly Heckaman
 Extension Educator—AgNR
                                                            T    he 2011 Crops Management Clinic with a private
                                                                 pesticide applicator recertification opportunity is
                                                            being planned (daytime) with date and time to be
      202 W Main Street
      Warsaw, IN 46580
                                                            announced. If you have specific issues you would like to
    Phone: 574-372-2340                                     be addressed, please let us know!
      Fax: 574-372-2342
  Amber Sharp, Secretary                   Just as a reminder if you need to check how many programs you have
                                          attended for your private applicator permit, you may check it at the
Purdue University, Indiana Counties and
  the U.S. Department of Agriculture      following website: and go to
      An Affirmative Action/Equal         private applicator records. You will also find the schedule for all
        Opportunity Institution
                                          recertification meetings in Indiana at this website. If you have any
                                          questions about your permit, please contact the Extension Office.
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 New Fertilizer Applicator Certification Rule
      n July 28, 2010, the Indiana rule requiring Certification for Distributors and Users of Fertilizer Materials (355 IAC 7-1-1)
O     became effective. The date for full compliance with the requirements of this rule will be January 1, 2012.
This legislation and rule making process have been supported by a variety of agricultural groups and others who have envisioned
this as an opportunity for fertilizer material applicators and distributors such as you to demonstrate your competency and ability to
handle and apply these materials safely and effectively. In addition, a state-wide certification standard will prevent the need for a
patch work system of differing fertilizer material regulations and ordinances at local levels of government. For general questions go
to or call 1-800-893-6637.
Summary of the rule requirements:
1. For purposes of this rule, “fertilizer material” is defined to mean both commercial fertilizer and manure from a confined feeding
          operation (CFO).
2. Any person using (applying, handling, or transporting) fertilizer material for hire for purposes of producing an agricultural crop
          must be: a) certified and licensed by OISC in Category 14; or
                    b) trained & supervised by a Category 14 applicator; and
                    c) working for a licensed Category 14 fertilizer business.
3. Any person applying manure from a CFO (in excess of 10 cubic yards or 4,000 gallons per year) to his/her own property must be
          certified by OISC as a private fertilizer applicator.
4. Certified and licensed applicators may supervise up to ten (10) employees that they have trained and are working within the
          business or farming operation.
5. Any person (individual, partnership, corporation, business, etc.) that only distributes but does not use fertilizer material must
          obtain a fertilizer distributor business license

How do I get certified & licensed to use or distribute fertilizer material?
1. Fertilizer business license (to apply fertilizer material for hire):
           a) employ at least one Category 14 applicator (has passed the category 14 exam)
           b) submit the license application form and $45.00 annual fee (no additional application form or fee is required if already pesticide
2. Private fertilizer applicator (to apply CFO manure to his/her own farm):
           a) pass the Category 14 exam
           b) submit the certification application form and $20.00 per five year fee (no additional application form or fee is required if
           already pesticide licensed)
3. Trained employee (to apply fertilizer material under the supervision of a certified
   fertilizer applicator):
           a) complete in-house training by a certified supervisor in the business/operation
           b) have certified applicator keep a record of employee fertilizer training
4. Fertilizer distributor license (to distribute or broker fertilizer material; no application,
   no handling and no transportation are permitted):
           a) submit the distributor license application form and $45.00 annual fee
           b) no exam is required for distribution only license
When & where can I take the Category 14 fertilizer certification exam?
The Category 14 fertilizer certification exam and the study manual will be available by January 1, 2011. Specific details on the exam
process can be found under “Fertilizer Applicator Certification Rule” at or by calling 1-800-893-6637. Much
like pesticide applicator certification, there will be three options for taking this exam:
1. One day training with exam at the end. Training sessions anticipated to begin in August, 2011. Call 765-494-4566 for details on
         training dates & locations.
2. Order study manual (1-888-398-4636) & schedule for one of the once monthly exam only sessions at Purdue University, West
         Lafayette (765-494-1594).
3. Order study manual (1-888-398-4636) & schedule for exam on almost any day at a remote H&R Block Testing Center, for a fee
         (1-800-345-6559 or
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2011 Indiana Livestock, Forage & Grain Forum
          Friday, January 28, 2011                     Topics include:
         Indiana Convention Center                      Industry Trade Show
                                                        A view of your future like you've never seen
For the second year, Indiana’s agriculture industry           before
will gather together for the 2011 Indiana Livestock,    How to farm in today's environment
Forage and Grain Forum, a one-day educational           Breakouts featuring industry experts from
forum on Friday, January 28, 2011.                            corn/soybeans, dairy, beef, pork, forages,
                                                              horse and aquaculture
This year’s participating organizations include:        How to use social media to tell the ag story
Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Soybean         Commodity organization's annual meetings
Alliance, Indiana Pork, Indiana Beef Cattle             Private Pesticide Applicator Training
Association, Indiana Forage Council, Indiana State            Recertification Program (Credited class)
Department of Agriculture, Farm Bureau, and             Lunch - A Progressive Experience
Purdue University.
                                                       Mark your calendar for January 28, 2011 at the
The Indiana Soybean Alliance will sponsor the          Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The
morning general session, which will feature world      forum will begin at 9 a.m. with registration,
renown speakers on issues affecting Indiana’s grain    continental breakfast and trade show exhibits.
and livestock farmers. Following lunch, each
participating organization will sponsor breakout       Cost to attend is $50 and pre-registration is
sessions on topics of specific interest to each        required. Deadline for registrations is January 1,
commodity.                                             2011. For more information, visit

   PQA Plus Training
                                                            Winter Annual Meetings!
  Who: Adult Pork                                          Please mark your calendars for:
                                                              Kosciusko County
  What: Pork Quality                                            Cattlemen’s
     Assurance Plus Producer                                    Association—
     Certification Training                                     February 1, 6:30 p.m., Shrine
  When: Tuesday, November 30,                                   Building
          6:30 p.m. (Please RSVP by                           Kosciusko County Soil &
          November 29 to the Extension                          Water Conservation
          Office)                                               District—February 15, 6:30
                                                                p.m., 2517
  Where: Extension Office, Main
                 Hall                                         Purdue Extension—March 7,
                                                                6:30 p.m. Location TBA
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                                                                        For more information
                                                                           about the Illiana
                                                                         Vegetable School on
                                                                          January 4 visit the
                                                                         Purdue Fruit and
                                                                       Vegetable Connection
                                                                      fruitveg; follow the link
                                                                       to Events to download
                                                                           meeting flyer.

                                                                    CONGRESS AND TRADE
    Kosciusko County 1st Annual 4-H 5K Run                          The Indiana Horticultural
                                                                    Congress and Trade Show
                 & Fun Walk                                         will be at the Adam's Mark
                                                                    Hotel in Indianapolis
                        Saturday, April 16, 2011                    January 18-20. Topics to be
                                                                    featured during the
                      Kosciusko County Fairgrounds                  educational programs are
                                                                    processing vegetables, fresh
                           9 a.m.                                   vegetables, fruit, grapes and
                                                                    wine, botanicals,
           1st –100 registrants receive a T-Shirt                   agritourism, farm marketing
                                                                    and organics. For
                                                                    information visit http://
So get your running shoes and tell your friends and families!
                                                                    CONTACT: Tammy
Please check the Extension website for complete rules and           Goodale, (765) 494-1296,
               race details!!! Coming Soon!               
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2011 Purdue Management Academy

P   lease save the dates for the Purdue Management Academy: Target 2015 to be held in 10 locations (the
    Nappanee Public Library is a host site for our area) in Indiana on February 17, 24, & March 3, from 9:30
a.m.—4:00 p.m. EST
Who should attend this program?
This three-session program was developed to help producers of family-owned, multigenerational agricultural
operations make sound business management decisions.

Why should you go?
You’ll learn how to
                    understand financial performance ratios
                    use financial information in benchmarking
                    develop a marketing plan
                    complete a mission statement for your business
                    do a SWOT analysis for your farm business
                    build Relations with Employees
                    communicate Effectively with Family and Businesses Associates

Featured speakers are:
    Allan Gray, Purdue professor of agricultural economics,
       “Positioning the Farm Business Through Strategic Thinking”
    Freddie Barnard, Purdue professor of agricultural economics, “Using Management
      Accounting to Link Financial Performance Analysis and Strategic Thinking”
    Bernie Erven, Ohio State,
      "Enhancing Workforce Productivity and Job Satisfaction"
    Chris Hurt, Purdue professor of agricultural economics,
      “How Can I Develop a Strategic Marketing Plan”
    Michael Boehlje, Purdue distinguished professor of agricultural economics
      “Managing the Farm in Turbulent Times: 10 Key Principles”
Registration is $120 for the first person and $75 for each additional member of the management team. If
you would like a complete registration brochure, please contact the Extension Office at 372-2340 or
email Kelly at They will be available mid-December and on the website.

    Purdue & IBCA Regional Winter
            Beef Meeting
                                                                   Northern Indiana Grazing
  Tuesday, January 11, 2011—7:30 P.M.                                       Conference
  Shrine Building, 1400 E Smith Street, Warsaw
 Topics: Cowherd Feed Cost Considerations  
                                                                    Friday, February 4, 2011
 Meal will be served. Please RSVP to the                           Michiana Event Center
 Kosciusko County Extension Office ( 574-                          7605 N SR 9, Howe, IN
                372-2340 or email:                                  Contact Steve Engleking
                                                                       for more information:
                         by January 4                                     (260) 499– 6334
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  Focus on Small Farms & Acreages
 Living on the Land—Part 2

 L    iving On the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages is a beginner's
      course in soils, machinery, crops, livestock, management and more.
 Purdue       Extension—Kosciusko County will host Part 2 of the series.
 Classes are: March 3, "Business Structures"; March 10, "Small Farm Finan-
 cial Management"; March 17, "Managing Small Farm Risks"; March 24,
 "Legal and Regulatory Issues"; March 31, "Marketing What You Produce"; and April 7, "Small
 Farm Tour." Class times are 6:30-9 p.m. Eastern. Registration is $150 per person , or $200 for two
 people from the same farm. . Fees include all course materials and small farm tours. For a complete
 registration brochure, please contact the Extension Office or visit our website. Registration deadline
 is February 24.

  Growing For Market 2011
  F  armers and market gardeners who
     wish to grow their businesses should
  make plans to attend the Purdue Extension
                                                                                                  Session three, on Feb.
                                                                                                  16 will look at selling
                                                                                                  meat, dairy, and egg prod-
  Growing for Market workshop series.                                                             ucts.

  The workshop will be held 6:30-9 p.m.                                                           Registration is $30 per person
  EST Feb. 2, 9, and 16 . This year’s                                                             for all threes sessions or $15
  participants also can view the sessions                                                         per person for each session. The
  from a hosted site such as Warsaw or at                                                         registration deadline is Jan.
  home with access to a high speed internet                                                       26. A $10 per person late fee
  connection.                                                                                     will be added to registration
                                                                                                  after the deadline. The sessions
  Session Highlights:                                                                             will be offered in Warsaw at the
  Session one, on Feb 2. will address risk man-                             Extension Office.
  agement, insurance, and social networks
  Session two, on Feb. 9 will discuss determining                           For more information contact the Extension Office
  your bottom line : cost of production and pricing,                        at 372-2340 or email Kelly at

Growing Green - Sustainable Vegetable Culture for Pleasure & Profit
     his series is being offered February 8, 15, 22, and March 1 and 8,     Network with others who are interested in the
T    here in Warsaw from 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m. This series offers
current and aspiring vegetable growers the opportunity to learn from the
                                                                              production of quality Indiana vegetables
                                                                            Learn about how to manage pests in a sus-
experts about ways to increase the success and satisfaction of quality        tainable manner
vegetable production in their gardens and farms.
                                                                            Learn about resources that are available to
                                                                              help you continue your study and to solve
 Learn about modern vegetable production practices appropriate for
                                                                             problems after the series is complete
   farm , home and market
 Learn from experts how to select varieties and kinds of vegetables
                                                                           Registration is $50/participant and a full brochure will be
   to meet your needs
                                                                           available soon. Please contact the Extension Office if you would
 Meet innovative farmers and learn their secrets about vegetable
                                                                           like a copy or visit the office website after January 1.
   culture in Indiana
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2011 Women in Ag Conference Heads South

I  t's time for
   Hoosier women
to mark their
                                           Added this year is a track of information
                                           presented by our Platinum level sponsors
                                           of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America
                                                                                          This year’s keynote speaker is Sarah
                                                                                          Aubrey speaking on “Born to Fly - the
                                                                                          Ups (and downs) of Being a Farm
calendars for the 10th anniversary of      and Indiana Farm Bureau.                       Woman Entrepreneur”. The capnote
                                                                                          speaker is Dr. Marshall Stewart, North
the Midwest Women in Agriculture
                                           A few of the conference topics include:        Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Conference, as it heads to                                                                sharing, “Spreading the Message…
                                            Crop Diseases & Scouting 101
Jeffersonville February 24 & 25.                                                          Promoting your Vision, Your Operation &
                                              Economics and Adoption of Preci-          Our Industry”
The conference, which begins at                 sion Agriculture Technology
10:30 a.m. Feb. 24 and ends at 3              Estate Planning: Stories from the         If you plan to stay at Sheraton Riverside
p.m. Feb. 25, will be held at the               Kitchen Table                             Hotel for the conference, the cost
Sheraton Louisville Riverside in                                                          will be $89.00 per room per night. You
                                              Are you “left out” in the field when it   must make this reservation by
Jeffersonville. It is designed to meet
                                                comes to Crop Insurance?                  February 15th and mention the
the needs of women in agriculture by
                                                                                        conference to receive the preferred rate.
addressing personal, family and farm            Ag-citing Stories – Promoting Ag
                                                Literacy                                  When making reservations please make
issues that affect their lives, families                                                  sure to note if you are sharing a room
and farm businesses.                          USDA REAP Energy Grants-What              and with whom so they can divide the
                                                are They and Tips for Applying            charges. Call and make your reservation
Early registration, due by Feb. 7,                                                        today!
costs $90 per person for both days or         Maximizing Marketing of Sheep and         1-800-325-3535 or 812-284-6711
$80 per person for one day. After Feb
7, registration costs $140 per person         Leasing Alternatives to Enhance
for both days or $115 per person for            Landowner/Tenant Relationships            Registration information is available at
one day. Registration includes meals,                                           
                                              Preparing your Child for the 21st         conference.html or by calling 574-372-
materials and refreshments.                     Century Workforce                         2340.
                                              What’s Next for My Business

Kosciusko County Women in Ag Discussion Group
                        Thursday, January 6th at 6:30 pm 
                At the Purdue Extension Office in Warsaw, 202 W Main Street  
                                    (former First Christian Church) 
What is a Discussion Group? 
      A discussion group is simply a group of individuals with a common interest who gather to exchange ideas,
      network with fellow producers, learn of industry trends and socialize about agriculture.
How does a Discussion Group work? 
      Our discussion group will begin as an informal meeting of ladies interested in agriculture topics from grain
      marketing to estate planning and more. Topics will be chosen by the group & the meeting location and
      frequency will be chosen by the group.
What is Extension’s role? 
      The Extension Educator will facilitate communication of the meeting dates and times, will help the group
      set ground rules for discussion and serve as a resource base to find information and identify speakers if
      they are needed.
Any and all women involved in agriculture are invited to attend. The group meets
      quarterly. If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office.
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                                                                       1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. The six-session program is
 A     sk ten women who are involved with farming
       what role they play in the business and you’ll
 get ten different answers ranging from “no
                                                                       designed to help Indiana farm women manage
                                                                       information while managing a home environment
 involvement” to “the operation would collapse                         for their families.
 without me.” Ask ten farm women what their                                 Session topics include time management,
 greatest concern is about farming and you’ll get ten                  managing human resources, organizing financial
 different answers ranging from “I’m ready to bring                    records, production records, and information from
 more family into the business” to “how to market                      each other.
 grain for profit.”
                                                                            The fee for the program is $75 per person and
      Women who are involved with farming either                       includes a notebook, software and all other
 by marriage or heritage have developed unique                         materials needed for class. Enrollment is limited to
 survival and management skills over a wide range                      20 with a minimum of 6 required. The registration
 of circumstances. Indiana farm women now have a                       deadline is January 6, 2011. The Kosciusko
 place to focus their ideas and develop information                    County Cattlemen’s Association has sponsorship
 management skills.                                                    money available for their members to attend this
      Managing Information Systems—Annie’s                             program.
 Project is a training program developed by the                             For more information or to request a
 University of Illinois Extension and being offered                    registration brochure, please contact the Purdue
 by Purdue Extension. The Mentone Library will be                      Extension – Kosciusko County Office at (574) 372-
 the host site where the program will be offered on                    2340 or visit to
 January 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 10, &17 from .                    download the brochure.

Risk Management Education for Farm Women
      osciusko County Extension is hosting the series “Risk
K     Management Education for Farm Women” sponsored by
the Purdue Women in Agriculture Team. The program is being

                                                                                 The value of establishing ground rules for family meet-
                                                                                 What’s at stake if communication barriers can’t be
offered in three different tracts.                                               bridge

Financial Tract                                                        Organization is critical to a succession plan but where to start?
March 10 & 17 (1-4 p.m.)                                               And once organized, then what?
This session will be a hands-on session to look at financial
performance ratios by looking at where you are now? Where you          Commodity Marketing Tract
go next? & How to Stay Financially Healthy. A case study will be       Tuesday, March 29, 10 a.m.—3 p.m.
used to examine ratios, balance sheets, benchmarking and               Timely session on basic commodity marketing. Session details
much more.                                                             are still being finalized.

Succession Planning Tract                                              So, please mark your calendars. You can attend any individual
March 24 & 31 ( 1-4 p.m.)                                              session for $25 or all three sessions for $50. More information
                                                                       and complete program details will be available after January 1.
It is possible to enjoy holiday meals with family after completing a
farm succession plan, but good communication is key. Come
learn:                                                                 For more information or to request a registration brochure,
                                                                       please contact the Purdue Extension – Kosciusko County Office
        Strategies for tempering family conflict                     at (574) 372-2340 or visit to
                                                                       download the brochure.
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Resources for Your Farm Business

Purdue Energy Estimator
                                                                      2010 Ag Day Stats
A       new Purdue Energy Estimator online
       calculator can show farmers where they
might find energy savings as they dry their grain
in on-farm drying systems. The online resource                        Number of 4th grade students & teachers
provides projected energy costs for in-bin and                        who attended the 14th annual Discovering
high-capacity grain dryers. Developed by Klein                         Agriculture in Kosciusko County event
Ileleji and other staff members, it is free for                                          49
public use and can be found on the Purdue                             Number of 4th grade teachers and classes
Renewable Energy website http://                                                 that participated
and then clicking on "On-Farm Efficiency."                                               89
                                                                      Number of elementary students receiving a
Purdue Irrigation Resources                                                perfect score on the post test

P    urdue shares an irrigation educator, Lyndon
     Kelly, email:,
with Michigan State University. Lyndon provides
                                                                      Volunteers who helped with the 4th grade
irrigation information to citizens of both states,                           activity and the Taste of Ag
including water supply, irrigation uniformity,
scheduling, and opportunities for water
                                                                      Attendance at the 12th Annual Taste of Ag
conservation. If you have questions about
irrigation, please contact Lyndon. Irrigation tools                                  $11,050
and resources are now available at Purdue ABE’s                       Money generously donated to help support
new Irrigation Resources web site https://                            Ag Day events. This was in addition to the                                 countless donations made by local agri-
water_quality.html/Irrigation/                                          businesses and commodity groups for
                                                                      educational materials and food products.
Just Do It!
"A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single                                    87
step, wrote Confucius. A thousand dreams die unborn                   Number of individuals, farms, associations
every day because the dreamer lacks the courage to take
the first step, in faith, with no guarantee of success.
                                                                      and businesses who provided the monetary
                                                                      & material donations (Compare that to the
The great difference between high achievement and                      over 467 full time farmers in the county!)
failure in life is contained in your willingness to launch in
the direction of your goal, even when your information is                               512
still incomplete.                                                     Number of participating in the door prize
                                                                         drawing for the grocery giveaway
There are no guarantees in life, and we know that if every
question must be answered, if every obstacle must first be
overcome - then nothing will ever get done.
                                                                      Number of pictures colored in the Taste of
Decide what you want, write it down, make a plan, and                           Ag Coloring Contest
then - take action (Tracy, 2003, p. 15-16)."
Reference: Tracy, B. (2003). Many miles to go: a modern parable for
business success. Canada: Entrepreneur Press.
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                                             Thank You!
                                      2010 Ag Day & Taste of Ag
                                       Donators & Supporters
Baker Farms—Tom Baker Family           K&K Soy Products—Mentone                      Nelson Farms—Mike & Karen Nelson Family
Barry Ostrom Family                    Kosciusko County:                             North Central Cooperative
Beacon Credit Union—Warsaw                       4-H Blacksmith Club                 Northern Gases
Beaver Dam Better 4-Hers 4-H Club                4-H Council                         N&W Farms, Inc.—Jim & Sandy Wise
Black Walnut Farms—Syracuse                      4-H Rabbit Club                     Parker Turf
Big R—Warsaw                                     4-H Goat Club                       Pizza Hut
Bishop Farms—Leesburg                            Cattlemen’s Association             Polk Equipment Inc
Bob, Barb, Brent & Pam Beer—Milford              Dairy Producers                     Prairie Farms Dairy
Brian & Janelle Deatsman                         Extension Homemakers                Pretzels, Inc.—Bluffton
Bucher Farms—Syracuse                            Extension Office                    Randy & Deb Beer Family—Milford
Cargill Animal Nutrition, Inc.                   Fairboard                           Reed Motor Electric Co.
Club 55                                          Farm Bureau, Inc.                   Rich Schlipf Farms, Inc.
Clunette Elevator                                Farm Bureau Insurance               Richard Shock Family
Con Agra Snack Foods/Orville                     Farm Service Agency                 Robert Benedict Family
          Redenbacher                            Farmer’s Market                     Roberts Farm—Jon Roberts Family
Cory & Debbie Colman & Family                    Junior Leaders                      Roger Wagoner Farms, Inc.
Creighton Brothers                               Master Gardeners                    Roselawn Angus Farm—Mildred Harrold
Crop Fertility Specialists—Milford               Pork Producers                      Sherm & Colleen Bryant
Darr Family Farms—Syracuse                       REMC                                Smokin Charlies BBQ
Davis Farms—Louie Davis Family                   Saddle Club                         Sommers Angus Farm
Dean Foods—Rochester                             Sheep Breeders Association          South View Farms, Inc.—Nelson & Steve
Deaton Beef & Hay—John & Jan Deaton              Solid Waste                                    Metzger Families
Deatsman Grain Farm—Leesburg                     SWCD                                Stan Moore Family
Denny Durst Family                     Kos. County Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed              Star of the West—Ligonier
Double Diamond Town & Country                    Reps.                               Steve Johnson Family
Dubois Distributors, Inc.—Mentone      Lake Area Promotional Specialties—            Steve Haab Family
Ed Boggs Family                                  Jon & Tina Goon Family              Stiffler Family Angus Farms
Farm Credit Services of Mid America    Lake City Bank                                The Farm—Rick Blue Family
Farmer’s State Bank                    Larry Haney Family                            The Times Union
Ferguson Farms, Inc                    Larry & Kay Kammerer                          Tom Farms LLC—Leesburg
Fred & Pat Beer Family                 Lash Farm, Inc.                               Tom Price Family—Atwood
Foremost Farms                         Lee Beer Farms                                Warsaw Parks Department
Gilsinger’s Farm Center—Leesburg       Leesburg Lions                                Warsaw, Tippecanoe Valley,
Great Lakes Trading Company, Inc.      Leon Tucker Family                                  Wawasee, & Whitko FFA Chapters
Hacienda Restaurant                    Louise Nichols                                Weaver Popcorn—Jeff Reed
Hand Industries, Inc.                  Louis Dreyfus Agricultural Industries LLC     Wendell Bryant Family—Edna Bryant
Hearn Farm, Inc. - Leesburg            Maple Leaf Farms                              Williamson Llamas
Hometown Floral & Gift—Milford         Maple Shade Farms LLC—Don, Marian             Willie 103.5 FM
Hoosier Llama Lovers 4-H Club                    & Kent Ring                         WRSW—107.3 FM & 1480 AM
Indiana Beef Council                   Mark Wise Family                              Zimmerman Farms
Indiana Corn Marketing Council         Max & Greg Cumberland Families
Indiana Soybean Alliance               Merry Tones Home Extension Club
J.A. Scott Farms, Inc.                 Mike & Carolyn Zimmerman
                                       Metzger Cattle Company, Inc.
                                                                                       2011 Ag Day
Jerry & Diane Yeiter
                                       Miles Nellans
Jesse Beer Farms, Inc
                                       Milk Promotion Services of Indiana, Inc.        April 12 & 13
J.G. Powell Farms
                                       Miller Farms—Roger & Paula Miller
PURDUE EXTENSION—KOSCIUSKO COUNTY                                             Non-Profit Org.
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