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County woman leaders recognized for leadership

—By Kathleen M. Dutro
Public Relations Team

County woman leaders who completed the Indiana Farm Bureau Leadership Incentive Program for 2013 were recently recognized by the Women’s Leadership Committee. 

The recognition occurred during the 2014 Spring Conference. 

The Leadership Incentive Program is designed to promote and reward leadership for county woman leaders. 

High-point achiever for 2013 was Cindy Berning, Allen County woman leader. For her achievement, Cindy will have the opportunity to travel with Farm Bureau to her choice of the AFBF National Convention in San Diego, the National Ag in the Classroom Conference or to an Indiana Farm Bureau trip to Washington, D.C.  

The next highest level of achievement is level 2. In addition to Berning, the level 2 winners were Glenda Wallpe, Benton; Patricia Burkhalter, Clinton; Janice Uhlmansiek, Dearborn; Vickie Mitchell, Delaware; Melba Loyd, Floyd; Martha Bergman, Franklin; and Sue Stuckey, Gibson. 

Iris Eller, Howard; Sharon Schafer, Jefferson; Maryann Maschino, Jennings; Tina Goon, Kosciusko; Betty Wade, Marshall; Michelle Stanger, Monroe; Diana Love, Orange; Katherine Rust, Porter; and Rose Gauck, Ripley. 

Marlene Fudge, Rush; Carolyn Sue Smith, Scott; Ruth Lohide, Switzerland 

Elsa Smith, Tipton; Cynthia Maasberg, Vanderburgh; and Deborah Denton, White  

Level 2 achievers received an Indiana Farm Bureau padfolio. 

Those who achieved level 1 were Lois Bonnell, Bartholomew County; Janice Frey, Carroll; Karen Riggle, Daviess; Carolyn Shoemaker, Jackson; Marilyn Knapke, Jay; Susan Hayden, Lake; Suzanne Burns, Laporte; and Amanda Potts, Pike. 

Christina Seifert, Posey; Cindy Ramsey, Shelby; Linda Sikorski, St. Joseph; Judy Troike, Starke; Mary Workman, Tippecanoe; Linda Brookbank, Union; Bonita Watson, Warrick; Connie Fisher, Washington; and Patricia Baker, Wells 

For reaching level 1, county woman leaders received an Indiana Farm Bureau tote bag. 

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