Governor Mitch Daniels said he isn’t doing anything different in his final six months of office then he did through the first seven years. He said from day one he has made is a point to mingle and spend time with residents of the Hoosier state. That’s what he did prior to the start of last week’s Fourth of July parade in Pekin.
The Washington County Farmers’ Market received it’s first official entry into the 2012 “Largest Tomato” contest co-sponsored by- “Good Earth Master Gardeners of Washington County” & Washington County Farmers’ Market and even though, it is not believed that this record tomato of just over one pound will win the final ‘record’ tomato pay-off of $20.00 per pound for the “Biggest Tomato in Indiana; the grower did receive a “Big Tomato” certificate and a $5.00 Record Setting Market Buck. Pick-up official rules and entry at the market and check out the “Tally board”.
Local Student Selected for National Leadership Position
Michael Baird, West Lafayette, Ind., has been selected as a member of the 2012-2013 Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Student Advisory Team. Baird, along with eight other college students from seven states, serves as an ambassador for the organization and will help to develop the strategic direction for the organization in 2012. Members also help plan and deliver the AFA Leaders Conference.
Local Students Awarded at Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest
Indiana students were successful at the 2012 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, which took place June 10-14 at University of Maryland at College Park near Washington D.C. The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest is the final stage of a series of contests at local and state levels. Of the 58 Indiana students in attendance, eight were finalists including three second-place winners.