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COD : Richard H. Ward

1992 Certificate of Distinction Winner Richard H. Ward

Richard H. Ward

, | Certificate of Distinction: 1992

Ward, a 1943 graduate in agricultural economics, was cited for outstanding farm management practices as a progres­sive and innovative farmer and hog pro­ducer, and for contributions to agricul­ture and Purdue, and to his community.
After serving in the Navy during World War II, Ward then returned to the fam­ily farm in Montgomery County. He is now president of R&R Farms, Inc., Edge­wood Farms, Inc., and Myrtle Ward Farms, Inc. Twice his farms were selected for the Indiana State Farm Management Tours sponsored by Purdue.
He has served as president of the In­diana State Farm Management Associa­tion, Purdue Agricultural Alumni Asso­ciation, and he Montgomery County Historical Society.
Ward is an active member of the Amer­ican and Indiana Society of Farm Man­agement and Rural Appraisers, the Mont­gomery County and State Chambers of Commerce, a board member of the Mont­gomery County Community Foundation and the county's Cultural Foundation. He served as a director of the Montgom­ery County Farm Bureau some 20 years.
Since 1972 Ward has served as the chairman of the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Trust Fund, and has served on the Dean's Advisory Committee, and the Purdue President's Council, and is a member of the John Purdue Gold Coat Club. He is also a 30-year member of the Linden Masonic Lodge, and the Kiwanis• Club. He was named an Indiana Prairie Farmer Master Farmer in 1971.