Indiana Farm Bureau County Connection: Winter 2014
See events and accomplishments from county Farm Bureaus across Indiana:
Elkhart County Farm Bureau hosted an Ag Day in the spring for Mary Beck Elementary School in Elkhart. The school’s largely urban student body learned about farmers, animals and crops. This alpaca was one of the animals that students had a chance to encounter up close. Elkhart County members visit classrooms and hold events to familiarize students with how agriculture affects them.
Fayette County Farm Bureau spent more than a year planning for the 200th birthday celebration for Connersville. They sponsored Youth Are Our Future Day, one of the 10 themed days. The county received many accolades from city leaders, the bicentennial committee and attendees who were appreciative of how the Fayette County Farm Bureau supports its community.
Grain Bin Safety
Several counties have provided grain bin rescue tubes, a device used to rescue people caught in flowing grain, and/or grain bin rescue training to local fire departments. Jasper County Farm Bureau provided tubes and training to their four fire departments. This endeavor brought awareness to the community about the importance of farm safety. Daryl King (left), Jasper County Farm Bureau president, and other dignitaries are pictured here.
IFB District 7
The IFB District 7 fall meeting features a cornhole tournament. The winning team chooses a charity to receive the tournament’s entry fees. This year, it led to a series of matching donations. The team of Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance agent John Miller and Sullivan County Farm Bureau President Rusty Deckard won the tournament and matched the initial donation of $200. Then the Sullivan County board matched the total donation. In the photo, Deckard (left) and Miller (right) present Matt Cress, a representative from Sullivan food bank Our Father’s Arms, a check for $800.