Versailles, IN | Certificate of Distinction: 1977
Recently, Cincinnati radio station WLW saluted A. N. "Newt" Liming of Versailles, Indiana, as its "Citizen of the Day." Bob Miller, their Farm Director, gave this tribute. "You are a most fortunate man. The work that you have done will be bringing benefits to the people for many generations to come. The youth, with whom you worked will pass along not only reforestation information and conservation awareness but also a bit of your personal practical strength. The timberlands that have been developed as a result of your leadership will be responding probably for centuries."
This testimonial accurately portrays Newt as a dedicated, practical, serious worker for his forestry profession, for his community, and for the world of which he was so very much a part. For over a quarter of a century, Newt Liming worked as Purdue Extension Forester for Southeastern I ndiana. He was a pioneer in the establishment of forestry projects and camps for 4-Hers. For many years, he was a leader on the State 4-H Conservation Camp Committee, and served far more than his turn as a camp director. For hundreds of I ndiana youth, he was their first real contact with the woods and the nature that abounded therein.
Newt was a "teacher" among adults, too. He is a respected professional forester with farmers, timber buyers, and sawmill and veneer mill operators. He never was too busy to walk a woods with a farmer, or assist in the establishment of a new plantation, or to just drop in and visit with a sawyer. He was a leader among the I ndiana Tree Farm Committee, and the Society of American Foresters, and was a valued consultant for the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association.
In Harrison County, many years ago, Newt helped a farmer plant a stand of black walnut trees. I n respect for this great friend of the forest, the farmer named it "The Newt Liming Walnut Grove." To this day, that's what everybody calls it.
Newt Liming is a retired Colonel in the Army Reserves, and recently retired from the Cooperative Extension Service.
For his high level of dedication and idealism, we give this Certificate of Distinction to A. N. "Newt" Liming.