Commiskey, IN | Certificate of Distinction: 1986
George E. Corya, Route 1, Commiskey, is a lifelong farmer who has proven that good management, hard work, integrity and a desire to be on the land can result in a growing, satisfying and profitable farming operation, according to those who nominated him. Corya and his two sons and their families farm some 4,000 acres in Jennings County, producing row crops, field crops, beef cattle and swine. Corya is an active Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. member, and has served as county president, state and national field grains committees member, and chairman of the district’s political action committee. He is a past emmber of the Extension Board, and the Agricultural Stabilization and Consercation committee. He has been an officer of the Southern Indiana Market Hog Association, and chairman of the Southeast Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center Advisory Committee, and has served on the Jennings County Fair board of directors and the Jennings County Farm Bureau Coop board. Corya is a deacon and Sunday School teacher in the Commisky Baptist Church. Indiana Prairie Farmer named him as a Master Farmer, and he has also been honored as the Jennings County Consercation Farmer of the Year, and as one of the Top 25 farmers in the nation by Future Farmers of America.