WINTER 2004 AGRI-NOTES
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 http://www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/kosciusko 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
Indiana Commodity 4
SHAPE UP KOSCIUSKO Forum
How are those New Year’s Certified Livestock 5
resolutions coming? Producer Training
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
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
www.ag.purdue. edu/ available after Thanksgiving
Resources for Your Farm 10
counties/kosciusko Deadline: January 11. Business
2010 Ag Day Sponsors 11
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!
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.
Cooperative Extension Private Applicator Recertification Programs
Court House Annex
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!
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: http://www.btny.purdue.edu/ppp/PARP/ and go to
An Affirmative Action/Equal private applicator records. You will also find the schedule for all
recertification meetings in Indiana at this website. If you have any
questions about your permit, please contact the Extension Office.
VOLUME 14, ISSUE 3
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 www.isco.purdue.edu 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
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
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 www.isco.purdue.edu 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
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 www.goamp.com).
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
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:
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
Where: Extension Office, Main
Hall Purdue Extension—March 7,
6:30 p.m. Location TBA
VOLUME 14, ISSUE 3
For more information
about the Illiana
Vegetable School on
January 4 visit the
Purdue Fruit and
fruitveg; follow the link
to Events to download
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
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! www.inhortcongress.org
Please check the Extension website for complete rules and Goodale, (765) 494-1296,
race details!!! Coming Soon! email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be available mid-December and on the website.
Purdue & IBCA Regional Winter
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
VOLUME 14, ISSUE 3
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
2011 Women in Ag Conference Heads South
I t's time for
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, www.agriculture.purdue.edu/wia/
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.
AGRI-NOTES Page 9
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 www.agriculture.purdue.edu/wia 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 www.extension.purdue.edu/wia to
download the brochure.
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: email@example.com,
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
engineering.purdue.edu/ABE/Engagement/ 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.
VOLUME 14, ISSUE 3
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
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.
Knowledge to Go PAID
WARSAW, IN 46580
Permit No. 138
202 W Main Street kosciusko
Warsaw, IN 46580
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