River Friendly Farmers To Be Honored At Ind. State Fair

Posted On August 06, 2014

farm-tractor-planting-corn-field.jpg(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Three local farms will be recognized for their river-friendly farming efforts.

The Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts will honor 59 farmers from across the state at the Indiana State Fair on Farmer’s Day at the fair on Wednesday, August 13. Among them are farms operated by Dennis Belter of Ripley County, James and Bonnie Merrell of Franklin County, and John Schroer of Switzerland County.

Presenting the award will be Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney, President of Indiana Farm Bureau Don Villwock, and State Conservationist Jane Hardisty, and IASWCD President Jeff Meinders.

The River-Friendly Farmers were selected for this award by their local Soil and Water Conservation District based upon their management practices which help keep rivers, lakes and streams clean. The award is sponsored by the IASWCD, the 92 local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc.