Kendallville-area family farm wins preservation award

Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau present Arnold Award to Feightner Farm

On Farmer’s Day (August 13) at the Indiana State Fair, the Feightner Farm will receive the 2014 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation from Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau. Mark and Donna Feighnter run the 125-acre farm that straddles County Road 500 east near Kendallville. His great-grandfather founded the farm in 1903. (more…)

Indiana towns literally going to the birds

By Michele F. Mihaljevich | Indiana Correspondent, Farm World

ROME CITY, Ind. — The Noble County town of Rome City is using a recent designation from the Indiana Audubon Society to help protect birds and also raise money for the community.

Rome City was named a Bird Town Indiana site by the society in December 2013. It’s one of five so named, and was the third to receive the designation. Other Bird Town Indiana locations are Geneva, Chesterton, Nashville and Fort Wayne. The city of Kendallville has applied to the program and is expected to become the sixth site, said Jeff Canada, the society’s vice president. The society hopes to name more recipients later this year. (more…)