Monthly Archives: January 2021

Ellsworth Fanning Memorial Scholarship

Barbara Fanning, Paul Hostetler, and other donors established the Ellsworth Fanning Memorial Scholarship in October of 1996.

Ellsworth and Edd in 1967 – visit Edd’s Supplies for more info

Ellsworth was a lifelong LaGrange County resident. He attended Brighton High School and earned a degree in agronomy at Purdue University. He taught agriculture at Shipshewana High School.

In 1960, Ellsworth, Ed Swartzendruber and Dick Leckler started Edd’s Supplies, Inc., in Shipshewana.

Ellsworth featured in Custom Applicator, 1983

You must have the right to fail to retain the right to succeed.

Ellsworth Fanning

The scholarship was established to encourage higher education in agriculture and agri-business. Over the course of 24 years, the fund has provided 36 scholarships to help students pursuing their agricultural goals.

To contribute to Ellsworth’s passion for agriculture Click here.

2019 Annual Report – Connections

The 2019 Annual Report is here! Enjoy stories from the past year and see a snapshot of the work and activities we have done within LaGrange County. See highlights of our competitive grant awards, learn about our scholarship recipients and read our financial overview.

Click here to view online

We are happy to mail you a printed copy of the 2019 Annual Report please contact us at 260.463.4363 or email us at