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Adams County farmers win statewide award

A family from Adams County has been named the winner of Indiana Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer in Agriculture Award. Chris and Marah Steele were named the winners of the statewide contest which was held earlier this month in French Lick. The award recognizes young farmers who do not drive the majority of their income from an agricultural operation they own, according to information provided. Participants are judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability and involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations. The Steeles’ farm is what is known as an “agritourism venture.” Marah spearheads the agritourism venue which features school tours, a corn maze, hayride, pumpkin patch, a farm store and an assortment of animals. 
The family also sells freezer beef, pork and chicken. Chris sells seed for Pioneer Hi-Bred. Their three children, Carter, Cooper and Mayah, represent the sixth generation on Chris’s family homestead. “We have deep family... Read More >