A pair of Dubois County Farmers are to be recognized at the 2019 Indiana State Fair.
Sam and Darren Schwoeppe of the Schwoeppe Dairy Farm are one out of seventeen farms to be recognized this year at the fair.
The Indiana State Fair and Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™, are proud to announce the Featured Farmers being honored at this year’s Indiana State Fair. In its fifth year, this program celebrates and helps put a face on Hoosier agriculture by connecting consumers with farmers. The 17 farm operations represent all regions of the state, showcasing different agricultural products throughout the 17-day Fair, August 2-18.
Cindy Hoye, executive director with the Indiana Farm Commission says that their Featured Farmers program introduces fairgoers to Hoosier farmers each day during the Fair with opportunities to learn more about where their food comes from and that these farmers have incredible stories to tell. On average, an American farmer feeds more than 165 people – that’s up from 25 people in the 1960s. American agriculture is doing more and doing it better.
Also to be featured is the Beef, Corn, and Soybean Farmer Glenn Morriss of Gibson County
Visitors to the Indiana State Fair can attend a live chat at 2:30 p.m. in the Glass Barn with a Featured Farmer every day of the Fair, in addition to many other opportunities to talk with that day’s Featured Farm family and learn about their operation. To learn more about the farmers, visit IndianaStateFair.com, and follow along on social media @IndyStateFair.
Here are the complete list of featured farmers, farm products and their home counties:
Huber family – Huber’s Orchard & Winery, (Wine), Clark County
Rodibaugh family- Rodibaugh Show Pigs (Soybeans and Pork), Jasper County
Mark Smith – Mark Smith Farms (Llamas), Montgomery County
Sean Smith – Culver Duck, (Duck), Elkhart County
Gelfius family – Gelfius Farms (Tomatoes and Pork), Bartholomew County
Arnholt family – Arnholt Farms (Corn and Green Beans), Bartholomew County
Jeff Martin – Triple B Tilapia, (Tilapia) Jasper County
Jill & Brian Houin – Homestead Dairy, (Dairy Cows), Marshall County
Lamb family – Lamb Farms (Popcorn), Boone County
Sommer family – Sommer Farms (Corn, Soybeans, Alfalfa,and Dairy Cows), Adams County
Sam & Darren Schwoeppe – Schwoeppe Dairy Farm, (Dairy Cows), Dubois County
Glenn Morris (Beef, Corn, and Soybeans), Gibson County
Emily & Cory Studebaker (Poultry), Whitley County
Cline family – Cline Farms (Corn, Soybeans and Pork), Tipton County
Kevin Bohman – Bohman Bee Company (Honey), Jefferson County