Young farmers help feed Hancock County citizens

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 500 young farmers and ranchers traveled to Indianapolis recently for the annual Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Leadership Conference.

Activities during the conference supported two nonprofit organizations that help the hungry.

Proceeds from a silent auction and T-shirt sales contributed $2,375 to Gleaners Food Bank, which services Hancock County, the state’s affiliate for Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks.

A live auction raised $3,110 for Pack Away Hunger. Conference attendees also packed 30,888 meals for the group. Pack Away Hunger partners with organizations to pack meals that are sent to hungry people in Indiana and around the world.

For more information on programs and conferences sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau, visit