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A Decatur County couple is a finalist for this year's Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award.
Officials say Nick and Julie Wenning have a traditional row crops operation with his father, brother and aunt, but with a twist - they also raise freshwater shrimp. Nick Wenning also owns Wenning Excavating and Drainage, a business that puts in roughly half a million feet of field tile every year, digs basements, installs septic systems and builds ponds and erosion control systems.
This award gives recognition to young farmers who don't derive the majority of their income from an agricultural operation they own, but who are actively contributing and growing through their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture. Participants are judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations.
The winner receives a John Deere Gator - valued at $8,000 - courtesy of Farm Credit Services, a $3,000 cash prize from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, and expenses paid to the 2014 national convention in San Antonio, TX. Runners up will receive $1,000 cash prizes from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.
The winner will be announced at the Indiana Farm Bureau convention in Fort Wayne in mid-December.
Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013 5:59:59 AM
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