Paul and Wendell Morton of Lebanon, Indiana. operate one of Indiana's most successful commercial farms. It has been analyzed by economists, judged by management teams, scanned by college classes, photographed by foreign visitors, and generally admired by all those who appreciate good farmers.
Yet, that farm is not the only reason we wish to honor these two men.
Despite their extensive farm operation, they find time to give of themselves to their community. Wendell likewise spends considerable time serving his community. He is a past president of the Indiana Cattlefeeders Association, is a director of the Indiana Cattlemen's Association, and was one of the founders of the Greencastle Production Credit Association. He is a director of the Boone County State Bank, a charter member of the Lebanon Kiwanis Club, a member of the Boone County Development Commission and past chairman of the Extension Advisory Committee. He has long been one of the leaders in the 4-H movement.