Topeka resident and Purdue graduate Melissa Lehman, affectionately known as “The Manure Lady”, will be telling the story of her company, Agronomic Solutions, LLC, at the Topeka Area Historical Society meeting on Tuesday, March 18.
The meeting will be held in the community room of the Topeka Branch Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Lehman is a certified crop advisor as well as a technical service provider specializing in manure management plans.
“I realize that manure management is an unusual topic for a historical society meeting, but Melissa Lehman is a highly respected professional all across Indiana and Michigan and she has quite a story,” stated Topeka Historical Society President Harold Gingerich. “Who would have ever imagined that manure would be considered a commodity or that farmers would be required to have approved manure management plans? I believe people will be fascinated by the story of Melissa’s company and the changing face of farming.”
The Topeka Area Historical Society holds bi-monthly public meetings and publishes a quarterly newsletter. Newsletters are given to each of the students in Topeka Elementary’s 3rd grade classes. Newsletters are also available online at www.topeka historicalsociety.com.
The meeting is open to the public. For reservations call (260) 499-0126.