Noble County On The Grow August 2014

"Agriculture... is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness."
-Thomas Jefferson

Agriculture plays a large role in the Noble County economy.  There are 1,196 farms in Noble County totaling 130,149 Acres, that is 49% of the total land in the County. Just over 5% of Noble County's population works in agriculture, while the U.S. average is 2%.  The average U.S. farmer produces enough food to feed 155 people per year. One highlight for the agricultural community is the annual Noble County 4-H Fair, which took place a few weeks ago. Being involved in 4-H and agriculture requires commitment and great work ethic. It instills values that help kids succeed throughout their lives.
Companies on the Grow
  Busche recently received a tax abatement that will enable them to purchase $5 million in manufacturing equipment and create 21 new jobs.
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West Noble hosted a job fair on July 31st with 5 local manufacturers who are seeking 135 employees.  Guardian Industries, Trelleborg Vibracoustics, Millennium Industries, BRC Rubber & Plastics, and Parker Hannifin.
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Noble County on the Grow Tour
The 4th annual Noble County on the Grow Tour took place on July 24th.  The industries visited this year were Hendrickson Suspension, Structural Composites of Indiana, and Bosch.  The purpose of the tour is to educate others on the growth going on in Noble County.  Elected officials. educational entities, the media and the electric industry were represented on the tour. This year's tour was sponsored by the Freedom Academy.
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Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and...

The dog days of Summer bring many different events and activities to Noble County.  This includes town festivals, fairs, and of course many baseball/softball games.  With practices beginning in early April, fields throughout the county become a busy place for young athletes.  The Kendallville Sports Complex hosts over a dozen tournaments throughout the summer.  An interesting fact you may not know is that Noble County was the home of a baseball legend. Ford Frick, born in Wawaka in 1894, was unanimously elected to serve as the 3rd commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1951-1965. He was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame in 1970.  There is a Ford C. Frick award presented annually to a broadcaster for "Major Contributions to Baseball."

We encourage you to take the time to learn more about the work being done here. By sharing this information we hope to establish Noble County as a great place to live, work and grow.
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