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Mervin Shuter

God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put His arms around you and whispered ‘Come to me.’ A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands now rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

We regretfully share with our Red Poll family that on August 24, 2007, we lost our founder, patriarch and friend.  God called Mervin L Shuter, our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather home to tend to his pastures.  Mervin first started in the Red Poll business with his father Leslie in 1941.  We have heard stories of how he touched countless lives and made a positive impact on people all across this country.  He will be missed greatly, but no where more than at home where his legacy will continue. 
Mike and Mervin
Mike & Mervin Shuter
Awards from 1968 International.

Champion Get of Sire
1968 Int'l Livestock Expo - Chicago Mike (dad)
Bull on left, Shuter's Senator Dum Dum
- Grand bull at 1968 Wisconsin State Fair
Bull in center, Shuter's Ambassador
Bull on right, Shuter's 564 Nick

Shuter Sunset Farms, Inc. is a fourth generation family farm located near Frankton, Indiana in Madison County.  Shuter Sunset Farms specializes in corn, beans, cattle and pork production.  Three generations are still actively involved in the operation.   

Mervin and Marilyn Shuter were married in 1950 and have lived near Frankton all of their lives.  Having moved to the home place after his father passed away, Mervin and Marilyn have lived in the house at the farm since 1955.   

Mervin has been a very successful cattle breeder, having bred many animals that were selected Grand Champion at many shows such as the International Livestock Expo at Chicago, and the North American Livestock Expo at Louisville as well as many State and County fairs and shows.   

Mervin served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Poll Association, the Indiana Red Poll Association, the Indiana Beef Cattle Association, the Indiana Beef Evaluation Program, as well as numerous roles in the Frankton Lions Club and the Frankton United Methodist Church.  In 1979 Mervin was named the Outstanding Conservation Farmer for Madison County and in 1986 Mervin was named to the Indiana Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame. 

Mervin and Marilyn raised two kids, Mike and Emily.  Both kids were ten year 4-Hers showing cattle, sheep and hogs and went to Purdue University after graduating from Frankton High School.   

Mike returned to the farm after receiving his bachelors degree in Ag Economics from Purdue in 1973.  He married his wife, Susan, in 1973 after being introduced to her by her brother, Duane, who also happened to be a Fairway Co-op house brother of Mike’s.  Mike specialized in crop production when he returned and focused his time on managing and developing the cropping practices while Mervin focused on the cattle.   

Utilizing some of the most innovative practices as they come available, Shuter Sunset Farms has been using no-till farming, global positioning technology and many other innovative tools and technologies to optimize the efficiency of crop production.  Mike was also named the Outstanding Conservation Farmer for Madison County in 1995 and has served on the National Corn Growers board, the Indiana Corn Growers board, the Eastern Indiana Livestock Breeders Association board, the Indiana Red Poll Association board and the Beef Ventures Group, LLC board as well as many roles within the Frankton United Methodist Church and the Frankton Lions Club. 

Mike and Susan have two boys, Brian and Patrick who have followed in the family tradition.  The boys were very involved in FFA and 4-H while growing up and graduated from Frankton High School and then attended Purdue University.  Patrick majored in Ag Econ while Brian majored in Animal Agribusiness.  Both boys lived in Alpha Gamma Rho, an agriculture focused social and professional fraternity while at Purdue. 

Brian took a job working in a joint position between the Indiana Beef Cattle Association and Purdue University, working with the Five State Beef Initiative, upon completion of his bachelor’s degree. He worked for the IBCA in various roles for 12.5 years before returning to the farm full time in January of 2014. Brian specializes in managing the cow herd. He married his wife Sarah in 2003, whom he met at Purdue. Brian and Sarah have two kids, Jacob and Carly.    

Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree, Patrick returned to the family farm to join Mervin and Mike in the management of Shuter Sunset Farms. He is very involved with managing all portions of the operation, from field work and planning, to taking care of the cow-herd to caring for the pigs and everything in between. Patrick married his wife Sara in 2013 and they have two kids, Michael and Corbin.  

As you can see, traditions run deep in the Shuter family.   

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Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have or for any additional information on any of the products and services that we offer. 
  Thank you,
The Shuter Family


Shuter Sunset Farms, Inc.
7400 N 400 W
Frankton, IN 46044
Phone: 765-754-7370
Fax: 754-754-8004
Brian, Sarah, Jacob and Carly
Patrick, Sara, Michael and Corbin
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