Grow Wabash County to Honor Reed Farms at 2019 Salute to Agriculture Dinner

The Salute to Agriculture Committee and Grow Wabash County are pleased to announce Reed Farms will be honored as Wabash County Family Farm of the Year for 2018. The Salute to Agriculture Dinner will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Heartland REMC Community Room. Recognizing the contributions of the agricultural sector to both the economy and way of life of Wabash County residents, Grow Wabash County continues the tradition that was established by the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce. The Farm Family of the Year Award honors those who represent the best in both agricultural practices and showcasing exceptional farm families. Grow Wabash County encourages all area farmers and businesses to show their support of the Reed family and the agriculture industry by joining us for this celebration.

Howard Halderman, Salute to Agriculture Committee Chair, will emcee the evening which will include a smoked porkchop dinner catered by Poole’s Meat Market, followed by guest speaker Bruce Kettler, Director of Indiana Department of Agriculture. Following the speaker, Reed Farms will be honored with the Farm Family of the Year Award, and attendees will enjoy a brief video highlighting the Reed Farms family agriculture operations.

Sponsorship opportunities range from $100- $2,500 and tickets for this event are $30/person. To register and/or sponsor please visit, call 260.563.5258, or email to To receive maximum promotional sponsor benefits please register by Wednesday, February 27th.

Grow Wabash County’s Salute to Agriculture Committee members include Howard Halderman (Chair) and Toni Benysh, Halderman Farm Management; Don Hurd, The Paper of Wabash County; Mark York, Wabash County Farm Bureau; Curt Campbell, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service; David Smith, Ceres Solutions Cooperative; Jay Vandeburg, VIA Credit Union; Kristin Lovell, Crossroads Bank; Bill Needler, First Merchants Bank; and Grow Wabash County staff.

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