1994 Charles Yeager


Charlie Yeager was born in 1918 and graduated from Deer Creek High School. He attended 2 short courses at Purdue University. He and his wife, Helen, were married on December 7, 1946. They have 2 children; Marianne Ash, who received a degree in music from Northwestern University and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University, and Bill, who has an associate degree in Computer Technology from Purdue University.

In 1942 he bought his first 80 acres of farm land, and although his dreams and efforts were interrupted by the war, he returned in 1946 to continue the growth and development of his agricultural endeavors.

Charlie has devoted his entire professional life to the area of agriculture. His efforts over the last 50 years have resulted in significant achievements in areas of livestock production, livestock marketing, feed manufacturing and arable farming. One of his most notable achievements has been the founding and management of Yeager & Sullivan, Inc. Today Yeager & Sullivan farms approximately 2500 acres, markets approximately 30,000 fat hogs from its own 1750 sow production unit, merchandises an additional 65,000 fat hogs through its Camden Hog Market, markets approximately 10 million dozen eggs and manufactures and markets around 35,000 tons of feed products annually.

Due to Charlie’s successes, he and his people have been asked to serve on numerous committees and speak to several different groups and State and National Associations.

The Purdue School of Agriculture awarded Charlie their prestigious Vernon C. Freeman outstanding alumnus award for excellence and leadership in agriculture.

Charlie has always been concerned about the spirit and quality of life in his community. He is very involved in the First Baptist Church in Camden. He is also a Mason and an Indiana Shriner. Former Indiana Governor otis Bowen awarded Charlie the sagamore of the Wabash award for outstanding service to his community.

February 11, 2010

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