Barn & Business Breakfast returns for 7th-annual free networking, learning event

Whether a manufacturing business, service provider, sales distributor or farm, every organization in Kosciusko County can gain something from the upcoming Barn & Business Breakfast.

Barn & Business is hosted by Kosciusko County Community Foundation and Kosciusko County Farm Bureau. The event will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 7 from 6:30-8:45 a.m. at the Winona Heritage Room, 901 Park Ave., Winona Lake, IN 46590. A hot breakfast will be served buffet-style, followed by a keynote speaker and table discussions.

This year’s speaker is Dr. Emily Wornell, assistant professor at Ball State University and member of the Rural Policy Research Institute. Her accomplished career has focused on research in small agricultural communities. (In fact, she grew up in a rural community.) Dr. Wornell will share key points from her research and how they apply to Kosciusko County.

Thanks to several generous local sponsors, the event is free to attend; however, registration is required. Visit or call 574-267-1901. RSVP soon! Spots are going quickly. All RSVPs must be received by Monday, Feb. 20.

Event sponsors include the Kosciusko County Farm Bureau, Silveus Insurance, Creighton Brothers, 1st Source Bank, Maple Leaf Farms and Crossroads Bank.