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  • Floyd County grower continues family tradition
    Tucked in the rolling hills of Floyd County is a farm that the Fenwick family has called home for decades. Roy Fenwick, along with his wife, Edith Carol, operates the farm with his brothers, Mervin and Ralph, and his nephew, Evan. 
  • Owners aim for sustainable, community-focused winery
    When you pull up to Owen Valley Winery, the first welcome you receive will likely come from Vino, the estate’s friendly dog. Sitting on the front porch with a wagging tale and what almost appears to be a smile, Vino loves people and can’t wait to meet new visitors. 
  • Pumpkin festival draws thousands to Morton
    The Morton Pumpkin Festival originally was created around the celebration of pumpkin harvest and has developed into a homecoming for the community. 
  • Pumpkin production adds diversity
    Seeds planted on John Ackerman’s farm come from several continents. “We plant 30 acres of ornamental pumpkins, gourds and squash,” said Ackerman, whose farm is near Morton. 
  • Farm sells Angus cattle across country
    Although Prairie View Farms may not be in a traditional cowherd location, it has become a great place to sell purebred Angus cattle. “We have been in the purebred Angus business for a number of years,” said Alan Miller, a third-generation cattleman. 
  • Apply now for Young Leaders Program
    Applications now are available for Indiana farmers interested in participating in the American Soybean Association DuPont Young Leaders Program. Improving communications skills and networking with soybean farmers from across the country are just two benefits participants gain from the program. 
  • Apply for NRCS conservation funding
    Jane Hardisty, state conservationist for Indiana’s U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, announced that NRCS is accepting applications through July 17 for funding to improve water quality in several watersheds in northern Indiana. 
  • Learn drainage laws, issues at INFB seminar
    Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Drainage School, a seminar focusing on Indiana drainage issues, will be Aug. 27 at INFB’s home office, 225 S. East St. The seminar will promote an understanding of the laws and regulations that control drainage laws and dispute resolutions. 
  • Workshop to include entrapment session
    Purdue Extension, in partnership with the Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry, will sponsor a free workshop to educate industry professionals on the equipment and methods of grain dust explosion prevention. 
  • Learn about big data at seminar
    While the technology that has arrived on the farm in the last few years has helped farmers, it comes with concerns about data use, privacy and security. 

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