Agricultural experts to address challenges, give tips at Foundation Breakfast

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Agriculture has a significant impact on Huntington County. At the Feb. 13 Foundation Breakfast, local agriculture industry representatives and Huntington University alumni career farmers will give an update on the current state of affairs. The speakers will address the current challenges of the agriculture industry as well as some proactive steps farmers and land owners can take to help plan for the future.

The experts panel includes HU graduate and career farmer Steve Platt; Jodi Heath, co-manager of Helena Chemical’s Huntington plant; and Bill Nash, commodity risk manager for Salamonie Mills. Serving as moderator will be retired banker and farmer John Easterday.

The Foundation Breakfast is open to the public. It will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons and conclude by 9 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $7. First-time attendees eat free courtesy of Bailey-Love Mortuary. Reservations are appreciated. RSVP to Barb Baker at 260-359-4069 or

The Foundation’s breakfast is held on the second Wednesday of every month during the school year. For more information, contact the Huntington University Foundation at 260-359-4069 or visit

Since 1938, the Huntington University Foundation has assisted Huntington County residents who attend Huntington University through the annual Huntington County Grant and endowed scholarships. The foundation also supports community arts events.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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