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BACKING FARMERS: State legislators speak at 4-H museum

February 25, 2013

Dillon Sheiss (center), of Columbia City, and his mother, Kelley (right) talk with Indiana Representative Kathy Heuer at the Farmer’s Share Breakfast Saturday. The breakfast gave Whitley County residents the chance to talk face to face with state leaders. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley

COLUMBIA CITY — Sitting down with state leaders and discussing government issues over a cup of coffee is not a common Saturday activity for most residents in Whitley County.

However, Indiana State Senator Jim Banks, Ind. Representative Kathy Heuer along with Ind. Rep. David Ober spent Saturday morning at the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds to meet face to face with their constituents.

The Farmer’s Share Breakfast was hosted by the Whitley County Farm Bureau. Those who attended came armed with questions and looking for state officials to offer answers.

Even young agricultural enthusiasts were present to bend the ear of state leaders.

Dillon Sheiss, a fifth grader, took the morning to glean some tips from the more veteran farmers.

“Being here helps me to learn more,” Sheiss said. “I am a rookie. There are people here who’ve been farming for a long time. I like being able to learn from them.”

But Sheiss did not sit back and watch, he was active — gaining some face time with Rep. Heuer to express his concerns over technology at his school.

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