Indiana Farm Bureau
December 7, 2012
For more information: Kathleen Dutro, 317-692-7824
Andy Dietrick, 317-692-7818
Mindy Reef, 317-692-7822
Note to editors, news directors: The release below should be of particular interest to media that cover Gibson County and vicinity.
In addition, high-resolution photos of the Feutzes are available for download by following the links below. If you have any trouble, call/email Kathleen Dutro or Mindy Reef using the contact information above.
Photo #1: https://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJZN3RWT01CSWNpR01UQw
Drs. Marybeth and John Feutz on their farm near Princeton. Both are practicing veterinarians also raise Angus and commercial beef cattle and hay. (Indiana Farm Bureau photo by Linda McGurk)
Photo #2: https://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJZN3RUY1NVbTl2TzhUQw
John is a partner in Princeton Veterinary Hospital with his father, James. Marybeth is also a veterinarian and a consultant for the practice in large animal internal medicine. (Indiana
Farm Bureau photo by Linda McGurk)
Photo #3: https://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJZN3RWT01wTVg0WjlVag
Marybeth gives feed to some of the Feutzes’ cattle. (Indiana Farm Bureau photo by Linda McGurk)
Princeton veterinarians honored for excellence by Farm Bureau
Drs. John and Marybeth Feutz of Gibson County are the winners of the Indiana Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award. This award recognizes young farmers who do not receive the majority of their income from an agricultural operation that they own.
Both the Feutzes are veterinarians. John is a partner with his father, James, in Princeton Veterinarian Hospital while Marybeth serves as large animal internal medicine consultant for the practice.
They also raise cattle and hay and hope to eventually expand into field crops. Marybeth is also a full-time blogger and runs the site Agricultured.org, which she hopes becomes a “place where people can go and get their food questions answered.”
Both are also heavily involved in Farm Bureau, Marybeth as woman leader for IFB District 9 and John as president of the Gibson County Farm Bureau.
The announcement came during IFB’s annual convention, held Dec. 7 and 8 in Indianapolis. The Feutzes will now represent Indiana in the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award competition, which will be held in conjunction with the AFBF convention Jan. 13-16 in Nashville, Tenn.
The state YFEA winner receives a John Deere Gator valued at $8,000 courtesy of Farm Credit Services; $3,000 cash prize from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance; and expenses paid to the 2013 national convention in Nashville, Tenn. The two runners-up, Julie Thelen of Clinton County and Brad and Amanda Briggs of Jennings County, receive $1,000 cash prizes from Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.