ADI / Timewell Drainage Products, Bryan Schullian to be honored at Quincy Chamber of Commerce First Bankers Trust Ag Banquet
QUINCY — ADI/Timewell Drainage Products will be honored as the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness of the Year and Bryan Schullian will be honored as the Larry Fischer Ag Educator of the Year at the First Bankers Trust Ag Banquet on March 8, 6 pm at Town and Country Inn & Suites.
ADI/Timewell Drainage Products Husband and wife team Don and Susan Colclasure started Timewell’s parent company, C&L Tiling, Timewell’s line of drainage pipe, fittings, and accessories wasn’t built overnight. Since 1995, Timewell has been continuously developing, improving, and adding to their product line because they understand what their pipe is up against in the field.
Their multi-state footprint allows Timewell to deliver drainage products throughout the
Midwest and South. In addition to their headquarters and manufacturing operations in Brown County, Illinois, Timewell operates facilities in Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee and a new location in Alabama is coming soon.
Bryan Schullian was born and raised on a family grain and cattle farm near Quincy. As a student at Liberty High School, he was very active in sports and FFA. Leadership and serving as an officer drove most of his interest in the organization serving as the Section 11 President and then the 2005-2006 Illinois Association FFA State Secretary.
Bryan graduated from John Wood Community College and then transferred to Western Illinois University. Upon graduation, he was hired as the Agriculture Educator at Southeastern High School where he taught for 11 years. Bryan currently coaches’ basketball and serves as the agriculture educator and FFA advisor at Southeastern High School.
Growing up on a grain and cattle farm, Bryan’s father showed discipline and work ethic. He was passionate about agriculture and instilled that in Bryan and his three sisters. Then, as an active agriculture education student under the advising of Mr. Steve Buyck (Liberty), Bryan realized the joy he had for teaching and developing students in the National FFA Organization. These two men really encouraged Bryan’s passion for agriculture and agriculture education.
Pam Fretwell with Fretwell Communications will be the featured speaker. She spent nine years at WTAD/STARadio as a farm broadcaster and Director of Agricultural Information. From 2010-2018, she produced a Consumer Ag Connection Radio Show in addition to her job as Director of Industry Relations for Farm Journal Foundation in creating advocacy messaging for Farmers Feeding the World initiative.
Her awards include 2002 NAFB East Region Horizon Award, 2002 Illinois Pork Producers Communicator of the Year, 2004 Missouri Corn Growers Association Farm Broadcaster of the Year, and the 2004 Illinois Corn Growers Excellence in Broadcast Media.
Since 2000, QACC has given an Agribusiness of the Year Award to emphasize the importance of the agriculture industry on the stability of our local economy. The Larry Fischer Ag Educator of the Year Award, established in 2015, honors an individual who has made an impact on students and the future of agriculture.
Tickets for the Ag Banquet are available for purchase at www.quincychamber.org/
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