AG HISTORY: Nonprofit seeking old barns, representatives

Staff Writer

A local couple is searching for township representatives to help Whitley County preserve its historic barns and farm structures.

Ned Yingst and his wife, Beverly, are members of the Indiana Barn Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps local antique barn owners receive tax benefits while recognizing the style and architecture of old barns in the community. These historic structures can be listed and become tax exempt.

“We are hoping to find representatives from each township to help find these old buildings and preserve them by having them listed with the Indiana Barn Foundation,” Yingst said.

To have a historic barn in Whitley County listed with the Indiana Barn Foundation, or to volunteer as a township representative, owners can contact Yingst at 327-3475.