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Ag’s youngest advocate shines on

Travis Wenning only had six years, but he made his mark on agriculture and people.

Tom J Bechman 1, Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer

December 17, 2018

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HELLO FROM HEAVEN: This brilliant rainbow greeted Roger Wenning when he returned to his farm near Greensburg, Ind., after the funeral for his 6-year-old grandson Travis, a cancer victim.Wenning family

The rainbow was brilliant and hard to miss, Roger Wenning recalls. It settled over land that he farmed. Another image shot by a family member captured a double rainbow.

It wasn’t just any rainbow, and it wasn’t just any time in the life of Wenning, Greensburg, Ind., and his family. Wenning was returning from the funeral for his 6-year-old grandson, Travis, and was approaching home when the rainbow glistened over his farm.

You can believe in coincidences if you like. Wenning has his own beliefs. “The little devil was just grinning and smiling down at us,” he says. “I know he was. We all knew he was.” 

It was the conclusion of a bittersweet day and an ordeal that had lasted for more than a year. Travis finally succumbed to cancer after a valiant fight. Along the way, his parents, Nick and Julie Wenning, say he was a shining advocate for agriculture, just like the rainbow.

Learn more of Travis’ story by reading the article “Ag’s No. 1 ambassador made most of his time” on this website.

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Tom J Bechman 1

Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer

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