Goshen, IN | Certificate of Distinction: 1987
Leo. N. Seltenright, Goshen, was honored for professional achievements and community service during a 38 year career as a county extension agent and director. Seltenright earned B.S. and M.S. degrees at Purdue University and joined the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service in 1948. He has spent 23 years on the executive committee of the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Board, and chairman of the Elkhart County Park and Recreation Board and the Elkhart County Plan Commission. He was credited by Indiana Representative Philip T. Warner with turning a “lackluster county fair into the second best fair in the nation by inspiring people…and enlisting their aid.” Warner also credited Seltenright with “foresight and leadership” to develop “one of the best county park systems in the state,” and for his participation on the county zoning board “to insure that the decelopment of the county is done in an orderly and aesthetically pleasant manner.” He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Ntional Assn. of County Agricultural Agents.