Hoosier Heartland State Bank will be hosting an Ag Expo to connect farmers and vendors around the local community.
“We’re a bank that really focuses on small-town services, so we want to be able to provide the opportunity for local farmers and local agribusinesses to be able to network with each other to kind of keep that small town, tight-knit community thriving,” Brooke Monts, marketing intern at HHSB, said.
There will be speakers, different vendors, seed suppliers, real estate management companies, lawyers and chances to win prizes all day long.
The expo will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at North Montgomery High School.
Breakfast and lunch will be by Shay Rails as part of the event.
Featured topics and speakers will include:

• Dennis Hicks, principal at CLA Indianapolis, will talk about tax reform in regard to agriculture.

• Weather risks involving global agricultural yield projections with Eric Snodgrass, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

• Improving management competencies of agribusiness professional with Dr. Michael Gunderson, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Research at the Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business.

Monts said the goal of the event is to open eyes to different things and people.

“We really just want people to come out and get exposed to different vendors in the local area that they may have not heard of and be exposed to Hoosier Heartland as well and see what we have to offer,” she said.

Admission is free, and you can sign up online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hhsb-community-ag-expo-tickets-44556425468?aff=efbeventtix or the day of the event.