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25 years ago: Purdue honors Redenbacher as Doctor of Ag
A sorghum variety demonstration plot has been seeded on the Philip Willkie farm in Posey Township, Rush County. Joe Kramer, farm manager, Jack Delhagen and C.L. Spuller, county agent, seeded the demonstration plot. There were 13 varieties seeded in the plot, nine of which were grain-type sorghum and four, forge-type sorghum.

Real estate sale – Hancock County, to be sold at the office of Bussell & Wolf, Greenfield, Ind., in three tracts: No. 1, 89 acres, seven-room house, bath, new pole barn, double crib, shed; No. 2, 50 acres, located 1 mile south of Willow Branch; and No. 3, 110 acres, seven-room house, bath, large barn, double crib and three-car garage. Tracts 1 and 3 adjoin and are located 1/2-mile West of Willow Branch on State Road 209.

The Hancock Central Chapter of the FFA hay storage crews will be working again this summer. This project is for the purpose of financing FFA activities this year, and as a service to farmers in the community.

Most Indiana farmers approve of the job Earl Butz is doing as U.S. secretary of agriculture, according to a recent personal interview poll conducted by Prairie Farmer. Of the farmers polled, 65.5 percent said they approved and, of these, 35.7 percent strongly approved. Only 17 percent disapproved and the rest were undecided. The same poll among Illinois farmers showed 77 percent support for Butz.

Brookville Sale Barn, livestock auction every Wednesday at 1 p.m.; buy hogs Monday and Thursday, and buy cattle every Monday.
The House of Representatives passed a minimum wage increase to $2.20 per hour, including farm workers on farms having 500 or more man days of work per year. A “man day” is defined as work of one or more hours in a day.

William Erwin, a Marshall County, Ind., farmer and former assistant secretary of agriculture, will be nominated to the new Farm Credit System Assistance Board, according to the White House and President Reagan.

Orville Redenbacher, popcorn king in America, received Purdue University’s honorary Doctor of Agriculture degree at a commencement exercise in May. A 1928 Purdue graduate, Redenbacher later developed the “perfect corn hybrid.” He was the first county agent in the country to transmit radio broadcasts live from the field via mobile units.

Four Indiana restaurants were named recipients of the Pork Appreciation Award for promoting quality pork through their menus. The awards went to Boggstown Inn and Cabaret, Boggstown; The Country Table Restaurant, Nappanee; Saps Buffeteria & Catering, Columbus; and The Great Wall Restaurant, Indianapolis.


Bambauer Equipment LLC of New Knoxville, Ohio, has a complete line of liquid manure equipment for sale: Balzer, Nuhn, Better-Bilt parts, Farmstar, Clay and Hobbs Reel Rain.

Matt Eckerle, a Columbus, Ind., senior at Purdue, was named recipient of the G.A. Ross Award as the outstanding graduating senior male student. Eckerle earned two bachelor’s degrees (botany and plant pathology, and agricultural and biological engineering) in his five-year undergraduate career.

Ohio State Treasurer Joseph Deters announced the approval of 1,689 requests from farmers to be included in the Treasury’s Agricultural Linked Deposit (Agri-Link) programs for this year. Those farmers will receive reduced-rate loans totaling $125 million to address operating needs, through a partnership between their local financial institution and the Ohio treasury.