2016 Outstanding Young Dairy Producer is Orville Haney
Orville Haney is a 6th generation farmer in Kosciusko County. He has had more experience in his 30+ years than many folks have in a lifetime. Even before leaving for college, Orville worked at a machine shop, assisted at a local funeral home and loved being a baseball umpire, in addition to helping on the family farm. After he graduated from Purdue in 2002, Orville was a farm manager for Maple Leaf, managing 4 barns, 15000 laying hens and 5 employees. From there, he worked at the Indiana State Board of Animal Health as a milk inspector. Finally, he settled full time at the family dairy farm, where Orville, his father and his brother started an LLC. Currently, they have grown to 140 milking cows, 600 total head with their feedlot and young stock. They farm 850 acres with 1 full time and 5 part time employees. They sell milk, beef, corn, hay, and breeding stock. Orville’s children are the 7th generation on the family farm. Orville has won a number of awards as an athlete and through Farm Bureau, including being a Farm Bureau state achievement award winner. He currently serves on the Indiana Dairy Development Board, Fulton County DHIA, Fulton County Farm Service Agency and Kosciusko Farm Bureau board of directors.
You can watch Orville accepting his award by clicking here.
We appreciate Orville's contributions to the Indiana dairy industry and wish him much success! He is pictured at right with IDP President Steve Obert and children Keith and Claire.