Speaker Spotlight

Rodney Rulon
Partner
Rulon Enterprises LLC
10701 East 281st Street
Arcadia, IN 46030
rodney@rulonenterprises.com
Biography
As a member or Rulon Enterprises LLC in Arcadia, Indiana Rodney Rulon has been farming full time since graduation from Purdue University with a BS and MS in Agricultural Systems Management in 1994/96. Rulon Enterprises is a 4th generation family farming operation which includes Ken, Roy, Rodney, Nick and Neal Rulon as members. The farming business includes over 6000 acres of No-Till corn and soybeans in Central Indiana as well as a farrow to finish Hog Operation (Bryant Premium Pork LLC), a Beck’s Hybrids seed dealership, The Peer Network a subscription based AG discussion group, custom drainage design and installation business and several other custom services. With a family history of conservation and a belief in its inherent value environmentally, societally and agronomically the Rulons have been pursuing their No-Till system as a business model and a responsibility since 1989. In the late 1990’s after achieving what they found to be a good economic production system using no-till combined with intensive input management using GIS and 1 acre grids the Rulons began to pursue next level soil health by incorporating cover crops and soil amendments such as Gypsum into their system. After many years or experimenting with this system the Rulon are now seeing the benefits to a highly sustainable production system which produces excellent yields, minimal environmental impact and improved resilience in their soils.
Rodney currently serves as Chairman of the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District board as well as being active in several other groups including his church, Boy Scouts, helping with their youth sporting clays team and as a 4-H project leader. Rulon Enterprises received the No-Till Farmer Magazine/Syngenta’s National No-Till Innovator Award in 2011 based upon Rodney’s efforts focused on improving soil health and the economics of conservation production practices and the ASA Regional and National Conservation Legacy Award in 2012. In addition the Rulons have won many state and local awards and continue to work hard to promote no-till and soil conservation as a sustainable and responsible cropping system.

Indiana CCA Program

Welcome to the Indiana CCA web site. We hope you find it informative and easy to use. It has been set up as a key source of information about the Indiana CCA program. You can use it to find meetings offering CEUs, download applications for CEUs, apply for CEUs online,  and, suggestions and ideas to Indiana Board members.

CCA of the Year

The Indiana CCA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2016 CCA of the Year, Jon Peacock. 
CCA of the Year
Jon Peacock (center) accepts the Indiana CCA of the Year Award from Board Chair, Jesse Grogan (right) and Justin Schneider, Indiana Farm Bureau (left).
Indiana CCA is an annual award given to an individual selected by an executive committee of the Indiana CCA Board. This committee is composed of the Board Chair, Past Board Chair, recent Ex Officio Board Chair and a representative of the Indiana Farm Bureau.
 
A list of candidates is submitted by local farm bureaus. These candidates are considered and ranked as the best representative of CCA to serve and protect the public interest. Individuals selected for Indiana CCA of the year demonstrate leadership and effectiveness in their agricultural roles. Through the award, we look to recognize those CCAs who demonstrate higher standards of sharing knowledge, skill and conduct in the field of agronomy.
 

Indiana CCA Scholarship

The recipients of the Indiana CCA Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year:
 
Name Hometown Program School
Mallory Butler Vincennes, IN Ag Studies Vincennes
Julia Fibbe South Hamilton, MA Agronomy Purdue
Brandon Horn Libertyville, IL Plant Science
Purdue
Kelsey Lennon Crown Point, IN Agribusiness Purdue