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Farm Bureau meeting set for Aug. 28

Monday, August 20, 2007

The annual Clay County Farm Bureau, Inc., meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28.

The event will take place at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. All members, both voting and associates, are invited to attend.

Lois Bixler will be catering the buffet meal and cost is $5 per person.

However, reservations must be sent in by Aug. 24 and will be needed by the caterer. To make a reservation, call 812-446-2521 or 1-800-616-7209.

There will be a short business meeting and election of officers. A bag of apples will be given to each family at the close of the meeting.

The Young Farmers of Indiana have, as a project, decided to gather items for their pantries in their county.

The cost of this year's meal has been reduced, so it is suggested that those who plan to attend bring a donation of canned goods or paper products.

The speaker for this year's meeting is Harry Pearson, past President of Farm Bureau, Inc.

Born in 1937, Pearson grew up in Grant County and was a graduate of Roll High School and Purdue University.

He still resides on a farm in Blackford County with his wife Betty Jo.

He was honored in 1993 as a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor presented by Indiana's governor.

He participated in the Clinton Economic Summit, which took place in Little Rock, Ark., in 1992, and Columbus, Ohio, in 1993.

He was honored in 1993 with the Distinguished Agricultural Alumni award from Purdue and in January 2000, Purdue awarded him its Certificate of Distinction in Agriculture. Pearson was a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., board of directors from 1975-82.

Currently, he serves on the board of a local farmer cooperative, and was elected as a Blackford County Commissioner in 2007.

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