Soil and Water Conservation District
53rd Annual Meeting
The Districtís 53rd Annual Meeting was held at the 4-H Fair Grounds Community Building in Danville. The meeting began with the meal catered by Affaire Catering and was attended by approximately 98 people from the Hendricks County District, with a few visitors thrown in. Board Vice-Chairman Dave Wyeth did an excellent job as M.C., taking the place of Jim Loughmiller who was ill and could not attend.
The business of the meeting is to report about the activities of the District and to provide a financial statement. Please look for the Annual Report insert in this newsletter in case you missed the meeting. Also an election was held. Mike Starkey of Brown Township was elected to a three-year term as Supervisor. Jim Loughmiller was earlier re-appointed by the State Soil Conservation Board to yet another three-year term as Supervisor. Jim has been a member of the Board of Supervisors since 1990. Hendricks Circuit Court Judge, Jeffrey V. Boles handled the oath-of-office ceremony.
Awards were given during the meeting which is always a highlight. Carol Ford received the Donald H. Lawson Award for Conservation Education and Wayne Mathew received the Conservation Farmer of the Year Award. Also, David Wyeth, who is going off the Board after three terms received a plaque for his service.
Our speaker for the evening was Fred Whitford who is the Pesticide Program Coordinator for the Purdue Extension Service. Dr. Whitford provided a very entertaining, laugh-out-loud, presentation highlighting how different people perceive the need, risks and use of farm chemicals. A couple of our local political friends, County Councilmen Hursel Disney and Larry Hesson, especially enjoyed the presentation as they were unwittingly made a part of it. Thanks to these good natured gentlemen!
A good time was had by all!
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