Indiana agriculture advocates honored for management, ardour

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture acknowledged three Indiana agriculture leaders on the Indiana State Fair on Aug. 4.

Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the Purdue College of Agriculture, and Angie Abbott, assistant dean of Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences and affiliate director for Purdue Extension, honored the recipients of the Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture 2022 awards.

“It is a pleasure for Purdue Extension to highlight girls who’re dedicated to the success of Indiana agriculture. The recipients’ exhausting work and dedication to their communities and the agriculture business is obvious in all they do,” Abbott stated.

Purdue rising senior, Savannah Bordner, obtained the Emerging Women in Agriculture Leadership award, which acknowledges the accomplishments of a highschool or undergraduate scholar who has made a optimistic affect on agriculture. Bordner is learning agriculture economics at Purdue whereas serving as a Purdue College of Agriculture ambassador and in Purdue’s Old Masters Program. She lately traveled on a Purdue examine overseas program with two Purdue Extension educators to review the agricultural growth of Ireland whereas additionally studying about fisheries and agri-tourism.

Bordner has accomplished 4 internships in her profession, together with at Ag Reliant Genetics, as a manufacturing agriculture advertising intern with John Deere, a gross sales and advertising agronomic intern at LG Seeds and a industrial gross sales intern with Corteva Agriscience. She was a 10-year 4-H member and served because the Indiana state FFA northern regional vice chairman, throughout which she visited center and highschool lecture rooms to share her ardour for agriculture. As a state FFA officer, she additionally traveled to Washington, D.C., to debate agriculture coverage points with representatives.

The Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture Leadership Award acknowledges a girl in an agribusiness or policymaking place who has actively influenced Indiana agriculture. Katie Glick, observe group director for Ice Miller LLP, was honored with the 2022 award. Glick and her husband, Brett, reside on their household farm in Columbus, Indiana, with their two daughters. The household owns and operates their personal seed firm, L&M Glick Seed, promoting corn, soybean and wheat seeds on to prospects and the wholesale market. They even have a cattle operation and develop corn, soybeans, wheat and double crop soybeans.

In 2011, Glick joined the Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Corn Growers Association as the general public affairs and business relations director. She labored with business professionals and lobbied on behalf of Indiana corn and soybean farmers. Glick has served as an advocate for Indiana agriculture all through her profession together with presenting on the National FFA convention and writing for a weblog and the hometown newspaper. Glick is a 10-year 4-H member and continues to help the Indiana 4-H Foundation and native 4-H efforts in Bartholomew County.

The Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture Achievement Award acknowledges girls who’re immediately concerned in a house farm operation. Joelle Orem of Howard County is the honoree for 2022. With her husband and household, she helps handle Orem Farms, a beef cattle, grain crops and customized hay manufacturing operation. She works with Barn2Door, an e-commerce platform that gives net shops for farmers, as a advertising growth professional. Orem helps farmers enhance their model technique via social media and advertising. She lately joined Purdue Extension’s Women in Agriculture workforce to help with occasion planning and inventive tasks.

The Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture awards committee was co-chaired by Beth Vansickle, an Extension educator in Madison County, and Lindsey Moore, senior litigation officer at Farm Credit Mid America. The Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture workforce offers academic alternatives and sources for girls within the agriculture business and coordinates the Midwest Women in Agriculture convention.

Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, 

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