2 Young Farmer Families Honored with Awards by Indiana Farm Bureau
Top of Their Fields
Eric and Megan Scheller of Vanderburgh County and Aaron and Lacey Sheller of Hamilton County have more in common than the pronunciation of their last names. They are the winners of two of Indiana Farm Bureau’s top awards for young farmers and agricultural professionals.
The Schellers won the Excellence in Agriculture Award, which recognizes young farmers and agricultural professionals who do not derive the majority of their income from a farm they own.
Eric is a diesel instructor at a local community college and works part-time on his family’s farm. Megan, a full-time registered nurse, is currently working toward a master’s in nursing.
The Shellers won the Achievement Award, which recognizes young farmers who earn the majority of their income from their farms.
Aaron, who has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and management, assumed management of the family farm in 2004 after the death of his father. Lacey was previously employed as a hospital exercise specialist but now works full-time on the farm with a special emphasis on the farm’s freezer beef and pork sales. They raise non-GMO waxy corn, seed soybeans, cattle and swine.
Both families will be recognized at INFB’s state convention, to be held in French Lick Dec. 12-14, and will represent Indiana in the national Young Farmer and Rancher contests held in January during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention.