HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Chuck Conner, president and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, visited Huntington University during National Ag Week to learn about the program and give a keynote speech.
Conner toured ag classrooms, the Don Strauss Animal Science Education Center and Three Rivers Farm and was impressed by what he saw.
“I have very high regard for what Huntington is doing in serving farmers in rural areas,” he said.
“Farmers face so many challenges beyond their control, and I have found that most rely upon faith to sustain them through all of these challenges. Huntington is well positioned to guide and counsel in both areas.”
Agriculture will continue to be a mainstay in northeast Indiana in terms of jobs and economic growth, Conner said.
He believes more investment in infrastructure and processing would help farmers thrive.
“We also have a lot of manufacturing in this region with workers who are likely wanting to farm part time rather than full time,” he said.
“I believe Huntington can play a substantial role in making sure that all farmers — part time and full time — have the tools they need for success.”
Learn more about Huntington University at www.huntington.edu.