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Bane-Welker attends Ivy Tech Evening at the Farm event

LAFAYETTE, IN -- On Sept. 17, several Bane-Welker representatives showed their support for ag education and attended the Ivy Tech Evening at the Farm event. Bane-Welker was a title sponsor for the event, which was held at the Bane Agriculture Technology Center on the Lafayette, IN campus.

During the event, which is geared toward helping support agricultural education at Ivy Tech, one of Bane-Welker's own was awarded a scholarship from Farm Credit Mid America.Ronnie Norton is the son of Lisa and Mike Hoesman.Lisa works at Bane-Welker in Terre Haute. Ronnie is currently attending Ivy Tech in Terre Haute and also works part time at the Bane Welker Terre Haute location.

"We are very proud of Ronnie," stated Phil Bane of Bane-Welker. "This is truly an example of dollars going to work to help our future generation get the education needed to succeed in the Agriculture business."

The Bane family donated funds in 2013 to build a barn/shop to be used for the Agricultural program at the Lafayette Ivy Tech campus. The Bane Agriculture Technology Center building, which was dedicated and named in Bane's honor, now serves as the site for many ag courses including the precision ag course.Bane-Welker Equipment Precision Farming Specialists assist in training the instructor for the Ivy Tech Precision Ag course. In fact, the instructor spent the summer of 2014 shadowing and learning from three of Bane-Welker's AFS specialists. In addition to monetary donations, Bane-Welker has also donated materials to the program.

Bane-Welker's Precision Farming Specialist from the Terre Haute location, Justin McKain, is also involved with the Ag program at the Terre Haute campus. Justin currently teaches the Precision Farming Technology course, serves on the Advisory Board, and served on the development committee for the new Precision Agriculture Equipment Technology Program.

"We continue to partner with Ivy Tech on projects in the Ag Program," stated Phil Bane of Bane-Welker Equipment."We feel that our knowledge and experience is a great resource that should be shared with students pursuing careers in agriculture."

Bane-Welker Equipment is an agriculture equipment company representing Case IH and many other complimentary brands.Bane-Welker offers new and used equipment, service and customer support.The company started in 1967 and operates ten stores in Indiana including: Crawfordsville, La Crosse, Lebanon, Remington, Terre Haute, Pendleton, Plymouth, Winamac, and Wingate; and two stores in Ohio including Georgetown and Wilmington.

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