To the Editor:
On Saturday, March 12, 2011, families came together to learn about a farmer's everyday life as Ag Week in Putnam County was changed to a one-day celebration -- Ag Day.
The day kicked off with the annual Ag Day Breakfast followed by a short program by state FFA officers, Megan Klotz and Janna Oxford. The awards for the Ag Day photo contest, Friend of the Farmer and the Farm Family of the Year were also given out.
Immediately following the program was the Mini Farm Fest where families participated in hands on activities, including the chance to interact with farm animals, sample milk and popcorn, corn shelling and much more.
Our goal of reaching more families in Putnam County with a move to a one-day event was a great success and could not have been achieved without help from our many sponsors and exhibitors:Mc Donald's, Putnam County Community Foundation, Almost Home, Arby's, Burger King, Kroger, Prairie Farms, Putnam Inn, Putnam Co. Farm Bureau, Inc., Farm Credit Services, First Financial Bank, First National Bank, Hoosier Heartland State Bank, North Salem State Bank, Old National Bank, PNC Bank, Tri-County Bank, Putnam County Ag Service Group, Cabot Creamery-Annie Watts Clonc, Jeff and Parker Coffman, Black Lumber, Co-Alliance-Bainbridge and Russell-ville, Cloverdale Agri Center, Cloverdale FFA, Jason Keeney, Felds Carpet One, Humphrey's Outdoor Power, Indiana Milk Promotions, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Neese Farms, North Putnam FFA, POET, Purdue Extension-Putnam Co. 4H Youth Development Mark Evans, Putnam Co. Agriculture and Natural Resources-Ann Delcham-bre, Putnam Co. Master Garden-ers, Rolling Meadows Plant Farm-Joe and Angela Mann, Scott and Della Eastep, South Putnam FFA, SWCD, Putnam Co. 4H Junior Leaders, Purdue Extension Educator Jackie Baumann,and Putnam Co. Spinners and Weavers.
We would also like to thank the Banner Graphic and WREB 94.3 Radio Station for their timely press coverage.
We look forward to Ag Day growing each year and teaching Putnam County about how Agriculture is Amazing!!
With Great Appreciation
The 2011 Putnam County Ag Day Committee