WABASH — Grow Wabash County and the Salute to Ag committee have announced that Steve Flack and his family have been selected as the 2019 Farm Family of the Year.
They will be recognized for their contributions to the Wabash County agriculture industry during Grow Wabash County’s annual Salute to Ag Dinner Wednesday, Mar. 11.
Flack Farms, Inc., in North Manchester, has been in the Flack family for 25 years to produce hay, soybeans and wheat. The Flack family’s service transcends the family farm, though. Both Steve and Lisa are familiar faces in the Manchester and Wabash County communities, holding positions on local boards and committees that show their commitment to Wabash County as not only their place of business but their home.
“We are honored to celebrate the Flack family and Flack Farms, Inc. as our 2019 Wabash County Farm Family of the Year,” Keith Gillenwater, President and CEO of Grow Wabash County said. “The Flack family is the epitome of what an innovative, dedicated farm family should be,” he said.
“From volunteering on community boards to giving back to the industry they have devoted their lives to, their commitment to the county and its agriculture is clear. We are thrilled to honor them this year,” said Gillenwater.
John Sampson, president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, will be the evening’s keynote speaker. He will speak on the importance of agriculture in the region and how the Partnership has been helping to support this crucial Northeast Indiana industry.
Crossroads Bank has signed on as an early Platinum Sponsor for this event, pledging $2,500+ to this year’s event. Thorne Insurance has also opted in as a Gold Sponsor for this year’s event, pledging $500. We thank Crossroads and Thorne Insurance for their continued support of Wabash County farmers through this annual celebration.
The 2020 Salute to Agriculture will take place at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2020 at the Heartland REMC, 350 Wedcor Avenue, Wabash.
Tickets are $20 each and sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from $100 all the way up to $2,500. Registration can be done online at growwabashcounty.com/events, contacting Grow Wabash County via email at [email protected] or by calling (260) 563-5258.