Ag Day set for Saturday at fairgrounds

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Recognizing agriculture as “an important and continuing industry in Putnam County” that covers nearly two-thirds of the county’s acreage and brings in more than $111 million annually to the community, Putnam County Commissioners (seated from left) David Berry, Rick Woodall and Don Walton sign a proclamation recognizing Saturday, March 10 to be Ag Day in Putnam County. Present for the signing are Ag Day Committee members (standing from left) Jenna Nees, Chairman Heather Poynter, Ken Carrington, Patti Cash and Steve Cash. Ag Day activities will take place at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building on from 8 a.m.-noon.
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A third-generation Putnam County farmer who is putting a new twist on production agriculture will share his experiences Saturday morning during the 2018 Putnam County Ag Day program.

Noah Poynter will speak on drone use in production agricutlure during the Saturday event at Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building.

Pancakes and sausage will be served from 8-9 a.m. Cost of the breakfast is only $1. All proceeds benefit Putnam County 4-H, FFA or the fairgrounds facilities.

Poynter, a national finalist in ag communications proficiency at the 2017 FFA National Convention, will speak at 9 a.m.

The program will also include the announcement of this year’s winners of the Ag Day Photo Contest and Hall of Fame Awards.

The Putnam County Community Foundation will also be making a short presentation.

It will conclude by around 9:30 a.m., with the Mini-Farm Fest following beginning at 10 and lasting until noon.

Poynter is currently a sophomore at Purdue University, studying to obtain his bachelor’s degree in farm management.

The North Putnam graduate balances his coursework with both his duties at Poynter Family Farms Inc. and his business, Noah Poynter Media.

Poynter utilizes drones to make videos on the farm and for a number of other clients.

The Ag Breakfast is presented by the Putnam County Ag Breakfast Group consisting of county wide agri-business individuals.

For more information on Ag Day, check out the special B section in the Friday edition of the Banner Graphic.

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