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COD : Paul G. Thurston

1984 Certificate of Distinction Winner Paul G. Thurston

Paul G. Thurston


Madison County, IN


Paul Thurston is a Madison County farmer. The Thurston farm in­cludes 1,200 acres, beef cattle feeding operation, some Angus beef cows and a farrow-to-finish hog operation. Eight to 10 times per year local, state and international groups visit the Thurston farm.
Thurston has been a friend of Extension for many years. He was on the committee that established the by-laws for the' State Extension Research and Support Committee and served on that committee, being its first chairman in 1977. He was on the In­diana State .Fair Board and served as president in 1975.
In Madison County he has served as president of the 4-H Association and the County Farm Bureau Co-op Board. In addition, he has held all the offices of the Eastern Indiana Livestock Breeders Association. He is a direc­tor and past president of the Indiana Beef Cat¬tlemen’s. Association and has served on national committees of this' organization.
He is' also active in his church, as president of the board and a Sunday school teacher, the Masonic Lodge, In­dianapolis Scottish Rite and the Alexandria Monroe School Board.