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COD : Russell G. Reiff

1987 Certificate of Distinction Winner Russell G. Reiff

Russell G. Reiff


Burnettsville, IN


Russell G. Reiff, Burnettsville, a 1920 Purdue graduate, was cited for his leadership in the soil and water conservation efforts, for his service to the dairy industry and to his home community. Reiff has served as chairman and director of the White County Soil and Water District. He has also served as president and secretary of the Indiana Soil and Water Association and was appointed by the governor to serve on the state’s soil and water commission. He also served as national director of the soil and water conservation districts and chairman of the research committee, and a member of the public lands and internal affairs committees. A dairy farmer who was named Dairyman of the year in 1966, Reiff has served as president and secretary-treasurer of the Indiana Holstein Assn., and president and director of the Indiana Creamery Licensing Board. In White County, he has served as chairman of the Burnettscille Town Board, and director and vice president of the Burnettsville State Bank. He has also help every office except pastor of the Burnettsville Brethren Church. Reiff has also served as chairman of the White County School Reorganization Committee which restructured the county’s schools to meet new state laws. He has also served as president of the White County Farm Bureau.