R.D. graduated from Purdue in 1971 and started farming in 1974, which was the worst year in his farming career. He started no-tilling in 1981 and now no-tills approximately 3,000 acres of corn and soybeans with his son Neal. R.D. has been a SWCD supervisor since 1994 and was an associate supervisor for nearly 10 years prior to that. He is also active with the South Milford Lions Club, a LaGrange County Farm Bureau board member, and serves on several other boards as well. He had the honor of being selected as an Indiana Master Farmer in 2009. R.D. and Julia, his wife of 34 years, have a son Neal (& Lydia) Wolheter, and daughter Kara (& Matt) Dunker, and five grandchildren (Reese, Breanna, Parker, Quinlynn and Nolan).
Monroe has been married to his wife Naomi for 36 years. They have two daughters, SuEtta and Erma, and twin sons, Gerald and Derald. Monroe and his family live on 20 acres in Eden Township. He is employed at Jayco RV in Middlebury, IN. Monroe's hobbies include hunting and fishing and taking care of the wood lot on his property. He has served on the Watershed Committee for the past 7 years and has been an SWCD Supervisor since February 2011.
Bob is a lifetime resident of LaGrange County. He farms 45 acres located in Johnson Township and participates in several conservation programs. He has served on the SWCD Board since 2010, serving as vice-chairman in 2012. Bob became chairman of the board in March, 2013.
Gary Myers, a lifelong resident of LaGrange County, was appointed to the SWCD Board in 2012. He graduated from Purdue University in 1976 going on to chemistry at Lakeland High School for 35 years, retiring in 2011. Myers farms 1,100 acres of seed corn, commercial corn, hay and soybeans while also finishing cattle for Laura's Lean Beef. He serves on the Lima Elevator board, 4H Beef barn committee, a member of the American Chemical Society, and ISTA. He has four children and two granddaughters. Gary and his wife Jackie reside in Howe, Indiana.
Scott Beecher and his wife Lisa live in Northern LaGrange County. They have two sons Terry and Jon. Scott is a partner in Cross-Road Farms LLC. They farm a total of 4,800 acres including: seed corn, corn, seed soybeans, and seed soybeans.