Featured Farmers Announced for 2018 Indiana State Fair

Corteva Agriscience Connects Consumers with Farmers

ISFlogoINDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 14, 2018) — The Indiana State Fair and Corteva Agriscience are proud to announce the Featured Farmers being honored at this year’s Indiana State Fair. In its fourth 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 3-19.

“The Indiana State Fair is the perfect place for consumers to meet the farmers who dedicate their lives to feeding us all. We are pleased to once again make this connection happen through the Featured Farmers program. At Corteva Agriscience, we are committed to enhancing lives and helping farmers succeed,” said Ben Kaehler, Commercial Unit Leader, Eastern Corn Belt, Corteva Agriscience.

Visitors to the Indiana State Fair can attend a live chat at 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).

“Agriculture is the foundation of our Great Indiana State Fair and the Featured Farmers program is one of the many ways we honor our commitment to Hoosier farmers,” said Cindy Hoye, Executive Director, Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. “We are thrilled to help tell their stories and celebrate our farmers every year at the Fair.”

Here are the featured farmers and their home counties:

  • (Aug 3) Legan family - Legan Livestock & Grain, Inc., Putnam County
  • (Aug 4) Tim Schwab - Kopp Land & Livestock, Franklin County
  • (Aug 5) Cox family - Maple Island Farms, Benton County
  • (Aug 6) Mark Boyer - Hoosier Healthy Oils, Miami County
  • (Aug 7) Brian Churchill - Preferred Popcorn, Harrison County
  • (Aug 8) Verhey family - Verhey Ag Production, Tippecanoe County
  • (Aug 9) Goebel family - Goebel Farms, Vanderburg County
  • (Aug 10) Obert family -Obert Legacy Dairy, Gibson County
  • (Aug 11) Corbin family - Corbin Beef & Poultry, Clay County
  • (Aug 12) Herr family - Herr Dairy Farm, Noble County
  • (Aug 13) Smith family - Smith Sheep Farm, Benton County
  • (Aug 14) Troike family - Hoosier Shrimp Farm, Starke County
  • (Aug 15) Mohler family - Sweet Corn Charlie Produce LLC, Elkhart County
  • (Aug 16) Michalke family - Sugar Creek Malt Co., Boone County
  • (Aug 17) Kristy Kikly and Mike Hoopengardner - Caprini Creamery, Henry County
  • (Aug 18) Zody family - Zody Family Farm & Narrow Gate Horse Ranch, Howard County
  • (Aug 19) Wehr family - Wehr Farms, Fayette County

About the Indiana State Fair
The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers’ spirit and agricultural heritage. These 17 days celebrate Indiana agriculture and promote it to hundreds of thousands of people across Indiana, and beyond. Nationally recognized for offering great entertainment, showcasing youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premier facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual attraction for generations of Hoosiers since 1852. The 2018 Indiana State Fair will be held August 3-19. The 2018 theme pays homage to Indiana’s rich circus heritage by offering a world-class Big Top Circus presented by Bee Window. The new family-friendly Big Top Circus is FREE with paid State Fair admission and features acrobats, clowns, trapeze artists and more! For more information, visit www.indianastatefair.com.

About the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center
The Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center is a modern public event facility that annually hosts more than 400 meetings, shows, sports and agricultural events, including the Indiana State Fair. The year-round management of the Fairgrounds is overseen by the Indiana State Fair Commission which is a quasi-governmental agency that was established in 1992, with the mission to preserve and enhance the Indiana State Fairgrounds and the annual Indiana State Fair for the benefit of all citizens of Indiana. For more information, visit www.indianastatefair.com.

About Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont
Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is completed by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience™ provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched Brevant™ Seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.

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For more information, contact:
Sharon Smith
(317) 619-0374
ssmith@indianastatefair.com

Kenda Resler-Friend
(317) 337-4743
kresler@dow.com