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Events Hosted by the Haupert Institute

Annual Harvest Celebration

The Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies is delighted to host our annual Harvest Celebration on October 26, 2021 featuring Mr. Orion Samuelson as our keynote speaker. The doors open at 5:30 pm for a silent acution benifiting student ag-related organizations with dinner following at 6:00 pm. Register today at www.huntington.edu/harvest

Mr. Samuelson has been the Voice of Agriculture, broadcasting since 1960 on  WGN Radio / Television, RFD TV, and This Week in Agribusiness. He has been heard daily on more than 260 radio stations with his syndicated National Farm Report. He has traveled to 44 countries to cover agricultural production and trade for his radio and television shows.  His life-long commitment to agriculture has been recognized by organizations in all segments of agri-business. . .

He was honored in 1984 to serve as M.C. for President Reagan’s “Hometown Birthday Party” in Dixon, Illinois. In October 1989, Orion traveled to Taipei to receive the International Communicator of the Year Award from the President of the Republic of China. At the 1997 Illinois State Fair, Governor Jim Edgar changed the name of the Junior Livestock Building to the Orion Samuelson Junior Livestock Building as a tribute to Orion’s nearly four decades of service to the agricultural youth of Illinois. The American Farm Bureau Federation honored Orion and Bob Dole with the AFBF Distinguished Service Award in 1998.  And Mr. Samuelson became an author in 2012 with the successful launch of his autobiography, You Can’t Dream Big Enough

If you have any questions regarding any of our events, please contact Nate Perry, Managing Director of the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies, at nperry@huntington.edu.

FFA Leadership Summit

Stay tuned for more information regarding this annual event. 

National Ag Week Celebration

National Ag Week

The Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies will once again host this annual event in the spring of 2022. Stay tuned for more inforamtion.

If you have any questions regarding future events, please contact Nate Perry, Managing Director of the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies , at nperry@huntington.edu.