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

Wickard siblings attend angus events, earn honors

GREENFIELD – Greenfield siblings Jordyn and Jacob Wickard have been earning honors in angus shows and conferences this summer.

Jordyn Wickard earned a top honor in the senior division of the career development contest at a recent National Junior Angus Show. Wickard placed third in the contest. The award ceremony was July 8 in Kansas City, Mo.

Jordyn Wicked also earned a $2,000 scholarship at the same event through the Angus Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship program.

Jordyn and Jacob Wickard both represented Indiana at the 2022 LEAD (Leaders Engaged in Angus Development) Conference July 28-31 in Lexington, Ky. They joined a total of 100 students from 26 states and Canada at the conference, where they enhanced leadership and interpersonal skills while learning more about the beef industry, according to a press release.

Indiana State Fair photos accepted

GREENFIELD – The Daily Reporter is accepting photos of Hancock County residents showing animals, projects or prizes/ribbons at the Indiana State Fair. If you would like a photo to be featured in an upcoming page about the fair, email it to [email protected]. Include the name of the person in the photo and details about the project, show or prize.

Holiday market scheduled

GREENFIELD – Hancock County Extension Homemakers will host a Country Vintage Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

The event that encourages people to start their holiday shopping early features free parking, free admission and food trucks on site. It will be located at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, 620 Apple St. For information, call Vickie Ramsey, 317-753-4144, or Margie Clark, 317-498-1549.

Beef, forage day registration open

DUBOIS – Registrations are being accepted now for a beef and forage field day at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center. The Sept. 7 event is being organized by the Indiana Beef Cattle Association in partnership with the Indiana Forage Council. Topics for the field day will include viewing of the SIPAC cowherd and pastures, tall Fescue pasture evaluation and management, remediation of fragipan soils utilizing annual ryegrass, native farm season grasses and pant-induced animal disorders.

Learn more and register at indianabeef.org or call 317-293-2333.

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.