Three Local Farmers To Be Honored At State Fair

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Three local farming families will be recognized by the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) August 13. The ceremony coincides with Farmer’s Day at the Indiana State Fair.Fifty-nine farmers from across the state will be honored for the work they do to protect Indiana’s natural resources. Local recipients include:Dennis Belter, of Ripley County.James and Bonnie Merrell, of Franklin County.Jim and Jeanie Coy, of Decatur County.The local farmers will be honored at 1 p.m. in the 4-H Exhibit Hall Auditorium at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.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 ninety-two local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc.last_img

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