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Spotted in Indiana … If you know where this photo was taken, let us know.

Tom J. Bechman, Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer

January 26, 2023

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HAVE YOU BEEN HERE? Can you identify where this classic fall harvest photo was taken? Tom J. Bechman

The trusty reporter’s camera gets around all year. Take a close look at this picture. Do you recognize the location? It was a crisp, windy mid-October day when this photo was snapped, right in the heart of harvest season.

Here’s a hint: The elevator is in a small town. But you don’t even have to name the town. Just name the county where this photo was taken. If you know, send your entry to [email protected]. Be sure to include your physical mailing address in case you are the lucky drawing winner for a gift card. Or you can mail your entry to 599 N. 100 W., Franklin, IN 46131.

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Apparently, more people need to travel and visit Prophetstown State Park, home of the old-time wagon pictured in the Spotted … in Indiana column in the November issue of Indiana Prairie Farmer. The lucky winner was Jacob Bacon, FFA instructor at Castle High School near Boonville, Ind.

Tons of people recognize the Purdue University campus, at least the College of Agriculture side of State Street. The photo in the January issue’s Spotted … in Indiana column was taken from an upper floor in the new Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building, looking northeast toward the Ag Administration Building. Thanks to everyone who participated, including Purdue alumni from Illinois and Ohio.

The winner is Roy Friedersdorf of Westport, Ind. Congratulations, and happy spotting. If you spot something unusual and it’s used here, you will receive a gift card.

About the Author(s)

Tom J. Bechman

Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer, Farm Progress

Tom J. Bechman is editor of Indiana Prairie Farmer. He joined Farm Progress in 1981 as a field editor, first writing stories to help farmers adjust to a difficult harvest after a tough weather year. His goal today is the same — writing stories that help farmers adjust to a changing environment in a profitable manner.

Bechman knows about Indiana agriculture because he grew up on a small dairy farm and worked with young farmers as a vocational agriculture teacher and FFA advisor before joining Farm Progress. He works closely with Purdue University specialists, Indiana Farm Bureau and commodity groups to cover cutting-edge issues affecting farmers. He specializes in writing crop stories with a focus on obtaining the highest and most economical yields possible.

Tom and his wife, Carla, have four children: Allison, Ashley, Daniel and Kayla, plus eight grandchildren. They raise produce for the food pantry and house 4-H animals for the grandkids on their small acreage near Franklin, Ind.

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