55 years ago
For sale: 105-acre farm, $7,500 – Harper Hooten, North Vernon, Ind.
Smitherman’s H&N Leghorns are “productive-efficient-profitable” at Smitherman Hatcheries, Inc., Greenfield, Ind.
A new 200-ton storage bulk fertilizer storage building is being completed at the Boston Grain Co. west of Boston, Ind., announced Chuck King, area representative for the manufacturer of Swift & Co. Ag chemical division.
40 years ago
Twenty-five Shelby County neighbors combined forces recently to assist a fellow farmer, Malcolm Settles, who had been hospitalized.
Neighbors and friends gathered at the Settles farm on Airport Road, Route 2, Shelbyville, and completed combining soybeans and corn.
A team of Future Farmers from Culver won the Judging Contest held in connection with the Show and Sale of the Indiana Duroc Breeders Assoc. in Marion. Members of the team were Ron Miller, Kevin Overmeyer and Mark Kepler, and their coach is Larry McCollough.
Real estate for sale: 73 acres, Blue River School area, seven-room house, barn and garage. Located southwest of Mooreland, priced at $37,500 – Tri Eden Realty, Inc., New Castle, Ind.
25 years ago
President Ronald Reagan signed a new farm credit bill this month after Congress approved the $4 billon package just before the Christmas break.
Nationwide, Indiana popped into second place with popcorn production and the value of popcorn. Indiana farmers grew nearly 27 pounds of popcorn for every Hoosier.
Used farm equipment for sale: 1961 JD 4010 diesel, 16.9 x 38 radial rears, Schwartz wide front end, 11L x 15 front tires, dual remote outlets, HD implement quick coupler, double front weight support, $5,700; 1978 JD 7000 12-row 30-inch, liquid fertilizer with quick-fill, Best Way endwise transport, insecticide and herbicide, 2-inch minimum till coulters, second set of seed hoppers, population monitor, $10,500 – Henays, Inc., Arcanum, Ohio.
10 years ago
Real estate for sale; 600- to 750-sow farrow-to-wean unit with nice two-story farmhouse and 40-by-100-foot tool shed on five acres, $300,000 near Franklin, Ind.
Animal bedding now available in bags – single, $3.25; +100, $3; +350, $2.75; +630, $2.50. Contact Dave Page at Sauder.
The Innovative Farmers of Ohio and the Ohio Forage and Grassland Council are sponsoring a joint conference, Making Hay’-Reaping Profits, Marketing Strategies for Family Farms, at the Dan Emmett Conference Center in Mt. Vernon.