Greencastle farmer Keith Berry was recently honored by Indiana Prairie Farmer Magazine as a Master Farmer for 2010.
While the award recognizes Keith's commitment and contributions to agriculture, it is also a recognition of the many ways this local man gives back in Putnam County.
Keith raises corn and soybeans near Greencastle, and also operates a 135-sow farrow to finish operation with his son, Brian. Keith has served in leadership in several capacities: As president of Indiana Pork Producers, president of National Pork Producers Council, and within Putnam County SWCD, where he has also achieved awards.
He is also a dedicated volunteer: earning the Blue and Gold Award from South Putnam FFA, and serving as trustee of Putnamville Baptist Church, and as vice president of Putnam County Council.
Keith also provides valuable insights and leadership on the Co-Alliance Board of Directors.
He has served for many years in this capacity, and was nominated for the Master Farmer award by fellow director Jim Lankford.
Kevin A. Still, CEO of Co-Alliance, said, "I truly can't imagine navigating all the experiences we have (at Co-Alliance) without the influence of Keith Berry."