Home and farm news


Here’s a look at local events and news with ties to Hancock County’s agricultural community.

Food preservation class scheduled

GREENFIELD – A class on food preservation is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Sarah Burke Exhibit Hall of the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 Apple St., Greenfield. Cost is $60 and registration is required. Visit extension.purdue.edu/hancock or call (317) 462-1113 for details.

State fair entries, exhibitors sought

GREENFIELD – The Daily Reporter is seeking community input for coverage of the upcoming Indiana State Fair.

We are hoping to highlight the people of Hancock County that will be at the state fair, showing animals or projects; performing music; selling food or items; or representing local organizations. Let us know who to look for at the state fair by emailing [email protected].

Fairgrounds to host sheep expo again

GREENFIELD – The Youth Sheep Expo is planned for July 28-31 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. The event was created in 2020 due to many events being canceled; 350 exhibitors from 15 states participated in 2020 and – while originally planned to be a one-time event– has become an annual tradition at the local fairgrounds.

Companies or individuals that would like to contribute to this year’s silent auction may contact Abbey Hughes, 765-346-7817, or Debbie Vansickle, 317-431-1181.

Hay contest entries due Sept. 30

INDIANAPOLIS – the 2022 Hoosier Hay Contest is ongoing through Sept. 30.

The event, organized by Indiana Forage Council, offers cash prizes up to $250 for first, second and third place entries, as well as overall awards given in categories of dry hay and baleage.

The contest is open to any hay or baleage producer in Indiana. However, entries must be submitted by the farm who owns or manages the acreage where the forage was grown.

Rules and entry forms are at indianaforage.org.