Mr. Halderman is President of Halderman Farm Management
Service, Inc., the largest farm management firm east of the Mississippi
River. The company currently manages over 600 farms in
Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, and
Kentucky. The firm has 26 employees, including 18 area managers,
most of whom are Purdue graduates. Mr. Halderman has
enlarged the management services and expanded farm sales,
appraisal and investment services since assuming the role of
president in 1964. Since 1990, he has also served as president of
Halderman Real Estate Services, Inc.
He is very much a "hands on" executive. He is an Accredited
Rural Appraiser and a licensed real estate broker in Michigan,
Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Kentucky. Under his direction,
Halderman Farm Management Service became one of the first
farm management offices in the country to computerize farm
records for all of the farms managed and operated by the firm. The
Wabash Area Chamber of Commerce honored Halderman Farm
Management Service as the 1994 Small Business of the Year.
In 1963, Mr. Halderman and a group of investors pioneered a new
bank in Wabash now known as the Frances Slocum Bank and
Trust. He is currently a member and a past vice president of the
board of directors. He has also been actively involved in his
community as a member of the Wabash Economic Development
Corporation and the Wabash Chamber of Commerce. He is
committed to helping youth through his support and volunteer
service with FFA, Big Brothers and Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Halderman has been a great advocate for Purdue University.
He returns to campus almost every year as a guest lecturer for the
Agricultural Economics course, "Advanced Farm Management."
He is a member of the Purdue President's Council and a past
member of the Dean of Agriculture's Advisory Council. The
Purdue Ag Alumni Association awarded him a Certificate of
Distinction in 1993.