2019 Angie May

Angie May was raised on Minich Farms in Washington Township along with her
brothers, Mark and Robb. She was a 10-year 4-H member, enjoying Tractor
Maintenance and Swine projects, and did many chores on the farm. Angie started
paying bills and processing payroll at the age of 12 under the meticulous guidance of
her dad, Dave Minich. During her high school years, Dave told Angie that she needed
to learn about all aspects of the farm because someday she was either going to have
to rent it out, sell it, or run it.
Angie graduated from Carroll High School in 1990. In 1994 she received her BS degree
in International Business Management from Butler University. Angie married fellow
business major and Butler graduate, Steve May, and the two embarked on a year-long
adventure across North America, spending 8 months in Seattle and 4 months tent
camping their way through Canada and Alaska. They then returned to Indianapolis
where Angie earned her MBA from Butler in 1996.
Steve and Angie moved from Indianapolis to Carrollton Township in 1999 and helped
to expand the farm to the Depot location near Deer Creek in 2005. Her grandfather,
Ernie, passed away suddenly in early 2006, shortly before the move to the Depot was
complete. In 2009, 64 years after Ernie tilled his first soil in the state, Minich – May
Farms was honored to be named the Indiana Farm Family of the Year by Indiana Agri-
News and Becks Hybrids.
Steve joined the farm full-time in 2011. While Dave continues to be integral in
planting, harvest, field maintenance and many projects, he has been thoughtful in
transitioning financial and operations management to his daughter and son-in-law.
Honest and dedicated employees have also added tremendous value and experience
to the farm family. Gerlyn Crist, John Johnson, Mike Kunkel, Phil Crafford, Bill
Redding, and Grant Miller devote their time and talents year-round to the operation
while many seasonal and part-time employees provide invaluable support as well.
Angie has served on the Executive Council for Land O’Lakes Cooperative since 2008.
Through this role she has had the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill on multiple
occasions, lobbying for various agricultural issues as well as speaking at numerous
conferences and events nationwide as an advocate for agriculture. Angie has served
as the Carroll County Agriculture Association Treasurer since 2014.
Angie and Steve have two children. Drew, a junior at Carroll, and Adelle, a freshman,
keep their parents joyfully busy, and German exchange student Lara Viertel has been a
delightful addition to the family this school year. The Minich and May families
worship and serve at Flora United Methodist Church and give all of the glory to God
for their many blessings!

March 11, 2019

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