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COD : Carl Brown

1997 Certificate of Distinction Winner Carl Brown

Carl Brown


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Carl Brown has had a distinguished career as a successful farmer, agricultural banker, and director of the Indiana Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS).
His half-century old dedication to agriculture began in 1946 when he completed four years of service with the U.S. Marine Corps, married the former Betty Lou Sundqvist, and began farming in partnership with his brother-in-law. A lifetime resident of Warren County Brown and his family continue to operate a progressive 1,500-acre grain and livestock farm.'
In addition to his family ¬farm responsibilities, from 1969 to 1973, Brown was district director of ASCS, now known as the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). He was selected as a member of the state ASCS Committee in the 1980's, serving as chairman in 1987 and 1988. One of his nominators said “…he was chairman of that five ¬member group during a time of enormous change at ASCS. He helped to bring about greater harmony among its employees and the farmers they serve."

Brown was hired as farm manager for Purdue Nation¬al Bank, now Bank One, Lafayette, in 1973. During his tenure there, he was made a vice president and• trust officer and promoted to senior farm manager. He retired Dee. 31, 1996. According to one of his nominators, he developed a tremendous trust among his clients. Outside, his career accomplishment, Brown also has been involved in many community and civic groups, and is a long-time supporter of Purdue. His nomination stated: "There is no bigger booster of Purdue University, its athletic teams and its School of Agriculture."