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Bane-Welker partners with Ivy Tech on important community project

CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN -- Bane-Welker Equipment, LLC (BWE) was recently part of a very important community outreach project as a result of its partnership with Ivy Tech Community College.

Ivy Tech Community College and Catholic Charities in Terre Haute joined together with several other organizations including Westminster Village and Wabash Valley Master Gardeners to teach students about helping those in need.  The goal was to provide healthy food to about 40,000 people in need!  They created a three stage project which included planting sweet corn on 6 acres of land.  The students planted the corn and it will be distributed to food banks across the state and reach as far as Ft. Wayne.

Bane-Welker Equipment was honored to provide precision farming equipment and expertise in using the applications during the planting phase of the project.

“This is one of those projects that you just feel great about helping with,” stated Phil Bane, CEO of BWE.  “These amazing leaders had this terrific idea to do something to positively impact the community and also teach our young, aspiring farmers about some pretty significant technology.  Today, we are pretty proud to be associated with Ivy Tech.  We were honored to be a part of it.”

Project organizers say this is not a one and done deal.  They hope to make it an ongoing project that will contribute significantly to food banks and the emergency food network distribution for a long time to come.

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Dylan Diaz at 765.866.0494 or visit