Fountain County, IN | Certificate of Distinction: 1993
Homer C. McDonald, a native of Fountain County, was graduated from Covington High School in 1946, and completed a B.S. degree HOMER C. in agriculture at Purdue four years later. With his son and son-in-law he farms 3,535 acres. He feeds 70 registered Shorthorn cows and 50 commercial cows. He was cited as a highly regarded, progressive and successful farm operator, and for his support years on the Indiana State Fair Board of Directors, and was president, vice president and treasurer of the board. Also, he has been in charge of the Swine Building from 1985 to 1989. He has also headed the Cattle and Harness Racing departments.
McDonald served as president of the Indiana Shorthorn Association, and is active in the Indiana CatIeman's Assn. and the American Shorthorn Assn.
McDonald is also an active leader in his community. He is a past president of Community Boosters, a former member of the Fountain County Extension Board and 4-H Council, and coached youth baseball.
McDonald is chairman of the administrative board and a trustee of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, and the Sunday school superintendent. He is also a member of the Masons and the Scottish Rite.
McDonald has served as president and treasurer of the Southeast Fountain School board of directors, and as a township trustee. McDonald was named an Indiana Master Farmer by Indiana Prairie Farmer magazine in 1949. McDonald and his wife, Esteleen, have four children.