Letter to the Editor

‘Food for Life’ theme a success for Ag Day

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

To the Editor:

“Agriculture: Food for Life” was the theme celebrated at the 2018 Putnam County Ag Day event on Saturday, March 10, where families came together to learn about a farmer’s everyday life.

Putnam County Ag Day kicked off its festivities with an Ag Day Breakfast followed by a short program by Noah Poynter on drone use in agriculture. Awards were also presented for Friend of the Farmer, Farm Family of the Year and Putnam County Farm Bureau’s Ag Production in Putnam County Photo Contest.

Immediately following the program was the Mini Farm Fest, where families participated in hands-on activities and had the opportunity to interact with farm animals; sample milk, cheese and popcorn; view farm equipment; watch farming videos in the barn theater and much more.

Our goal of reaching out to teach the community of Putnam County about the importance of agriculture could not have been achieved without the support of our many sponsors and exhibitors, including Putnam County Farm Bureau Inc, Putnam County Community Foundation, Almost Home, Burger King, Kroger, McDonald’s, Putnam Inn, Subway, Farm Credit Mid-America, First Financial Bank, First National Bank, Hoosier Heartland State Bank, North Salem State Bank, Old National Bank, PNC Bank and Tri-County Bank.

Also, Putnam County Farm Bureau Insurance, Keegan Poe with “Chuck the Steer,” Master Gardeners, North Putnam FFA, South Putnam FFA, Cloverdale FFA, Keeney Family Poultry, Co-Alliance Bainbridge, Cantonwine Family Rabbits, Ivy Tech, Purdue Extension Putnam County, Putnam County SWCD, AHW LLC John Deere, Humphrey’s Outdoor Power, Bob Wehrman-Pond Aeration, Jeff and Parker Coffman-corn sheller, JTN Outdoor Power, Skirvin Homestead, Earley Farms, Grateful Gardens CSA, MacAllister Ag Machinery-Brian Gum, Dillon Sutherlin, Indiana Pork Board, American Dairy Association of Indiana Inc., Putnam County Antique Tractor and Machinery Association, Bayless Family Chickens, Indiana Beef Council, Heavenly Springs Farm-Heather Perkins family, Putnam County Beekeepers Association, Putnam County Sheriffs Department, POET Ethanol Plant, Myers’ Market, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Chandler’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm, Purdue Club of Putnam County, Ariens Family Calf, Glass Barn Education Center, Indiana State Poultry, Mark Evans for devotions, Putnam County Ag Breakfast Group and the Ag Day planning committee.

Many thanks also go out to the Banner Graphic, Hoosier Topics and 94.3 WREB for their timely press coverage.


Heather Poynter

Putnam County Farm Bureau Education and Outreach