We're Farming around here!

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Published on October 06, 2010 with No Comments

We’re faming around here!

Program recognized for efforts to help farmers and motoristsWith harvest season upon us, Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain and the Porter County Sheriff’s Department hosted a Commemorative Country Breakfast on Sept. 23 to recognize the five year anniversary of a public safety initiative known as “Take Care, We’re Farming Around Here.”
The Porter County Sheriffs Department, Porter County Highway Department, and Radio One Communications were all recognized at the breakfast for their ongoing support.

The local announcements were produced by and first ran on Indiana 105 WLJE-FM as part of an area-wide attempt to urge drivers to be safe and patient when sharing the road with farm equipment. The breakfast marked the first time supporters gathered as a group.

Currently, road signs, vehicle magnets, window clings and radio announcements all carry the message to “Take Care, We’re Farming Around Here” in a program developed locally in Porter Township by then-trustee Bob Wichlinski with the efforts also of then Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds, then-Boone Township Trustee John Spinks, Radio One Communications President and General Manager Leigh Ellis and others who worked to make the campaign a reality.
It is important to travel safely on county roads in the area, especially during the times of planting and harvest when it is likely to encounter friendly farmers and their farm machinery. Occasionally, farmers need to travel on our county roads as they move from field to field.
For more information on the “Take Care, We’re Farming Around Here” initiative, call 219-988-4444, or visit www.portertownship.com. For more information about the campaign, signage, window clings and associated media, contact Radio One Communications at 219-462-6111.

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