Tickets available for Rotary’s Rural Urban Day

Staff report

The partnership of agriculture and business in Madison County will be celebrated at the London Rotary Club’s annual Rural Urban Day Breakfast.

The event is slated for Thursday, March 16 at the Madison County Senior Center, 280 W. High St. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.

This year’s keynote speaker is Professor Scott Shearer, chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University.

He will speak about removing man from agricultural field machinery.

Also next Thursday, the recipient of the Joe Yoder Agricultural Award will be announced.

The award — named after the late Joe Yoder, a former county commissioner, Rotarian and farmer — is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to agriculture in Madison County, worked toward land preservation, used agriculture as their source of livelihood and had a strong reputation in the ag community.

Given each year since Yoder’s death in 2008, the award’s past recipients include the Davison Family, Randy Miller, Phil Eades, Bob Sommers, Mike Adkins, Autie Howard, Pete Yoder and Robert Higgins.

Tickets are available from the following sponsoring businesses: The Madison Press, Beck’s, Heritage Cooperative, Merchant’s National Bank, Wilson Printing and Graphics and Edward Jones; or, by calling Rotarians Kelly Snyder at 740-604-1608, Greg King at 740-852-0049 or Kelso Wessel at 614-483-3840.

Breakfast is free, by reservation, for agriculturists.

Rotary International was started in 1905. There are 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs worldwide. The London Rotary Club was organized and chartered in 1929. The club meets weekly at the Madison County Senior Center at noon for lunch.

Staff report