Peru, IN | Certificate of Distinction: 1962
RICHARD E. EDWARDS, Peru. is one of the real pioneers in the improvement of the Indiana Livestock Industry. He has participated in the Gold Medal Beef Project every year since it began. He was president of the Indiana Livestock Breeders Association for several years.A Harvard graduate, he is a successful Hereford breeder as well as a Peru banker.
For eleven years, Edwards was a member of the Indiana Livestock Sanitary Board and worked closely with the late Dean L. M.Hutchings in recodifying and updating the Indiana Animal Health Laws. He was very active in work to eliminate brucellosis and vesicular exanthema.
He was a tireless booster for the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine. "Dick" Edwards, a former Winter Course student at Purdue, is an example for all who know him. He is forceful, enthusiastic, and honest in all the many things he has done for the betterment of Indiana agriculture.