CCSI Farmer Profile: Roger Wenning

Who: Roger Wenning

Where: Decatur County

What: Cash crops

Wenning serves as secretary to the Decatur County SWCD board. He currently owns and operates 600 acres. Wenning feels that God gave us soil and we need to keep it where He put it. He has worked with area landowners encouraging conservation practices to benefit land, water and wildlife now and for the future. In 2006 he was recognized as Conservation Farmer of the Year in Decatur County. In 2007 he received the Indiana River Friendly Farmer award. Most recently Wenning was recognized as the 2011 IASWCD Indiana Supervisor of the Year, and one of the five state Conservation Farmer of Year award winners. He was honored with the American Soybean Association North-East Region Conservation Legacy Award in 2012. He also owns and operates Wenning Excavating and Drainage. He and his wife, Mary Beth, have four children and four grandchildren.