Adam Moody is presented this year’s AgriVision award by Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann during the Celebration of Agriculture at the Indiana State Fair. Moody is a farmer, owner of Moody Meats and co-founder of Husk.
Adam Moody is presented this year’s AgriVision award by Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann during the Celebration of Agriculture at the Indiana State Fair. Moody is a farmer, owner of Moody Meats and co-founder of Husk.
INDIANAPOLIS — Adam Moody, a fourth-generation farmer and successful business owner, received the 2014 AgriVision Award.

The award was presented by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann during the Celebration of Agriculture event at the Indiana State Fair.

Ellspemann spoke of Moody’s knowledge of local and regional food systems and entrepreneurship. Ellspermann said she first met Moody several years ago to work on local issues and saw firsthand his passion for agriculture.

The award, in its eighth year, is awarded to a Hoosier who has demonstrated leadership to maximize the potential of Indiana agriculture.

“Through his leadership, Adam is helping Indiana agriculture remain a global leader in technology and innovation,” Ellspermann said.

Moody has played a role in agriculture in the Indiana Statehouse. He contributed to legislation related to poultry processing and sales for local farm markets, was a member of the Raw Milk working group with the Indiana Board of Animal Health and served as a co-chair of the Indiana Farm Bureau’s Value Added Committee.

Moody’s business became the first organic slaughter facility in Indiana. Moody Meats has grown over the past 14 years, and there now are four butcher shops in Ladoga, Avon, Zionsville and Greenwood where he sells products from his and other Indiana farms.

“It’s an honor to be singled out for an accomplishment so many people are doing across the state,” Moody said. “A trend we are seeing in the agriculture sector is entrepreneurial innovation.”

In 2013, Moody also became a co-founder, along with Nick Carter and Chris Baggott, of Husk, a local processing plant that preserves locally grown vegetables. The Greenfield facility distributes Indiana sweet corn, green beans, peas and squash to retail stores in five states.

The event was an emotional one for Moody, who thanked his Husk co-founders for nominating him, his mother for his entrepreneurial spirit, his father for teaching him, his father in heaven and his wife, Lucy, for being married to an entrepreneur.