Indiana State Department of Agriculture news
Harvest season is here and for some that means visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards, but state leaders want to remind motorists that harvest season also means farmers will begin harvesting this year’s corn and soybean crops.
Hoosier native Ted McKinney has been selected as CEO of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
Hoosiers passionate about land-use planning for agriculture and natural resources can now register for the Indiana Land Use Summit workshop hosted by Purdue Extension and the Indiana Land Resources Council.
Lt. Gov Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 73 family farms with a Hoosier Homestead Award, recognizing their family’s longstanding commitment to Indiana agriculture, at the Indiana State Fair.
The Indiana Corn Growers Association and the Indiana Soybean Alliance’s Membership and Policy Committee will present the annual Ag Policy Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT July 27 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville. The theme is “Sustainability and New Trends in Agriculture.”
Besides honoring Indiana FFA members for their hard work and accomplishments during the past year, five friends of the agriculture industry were also recognized with the Honorary Hoosier Degree during the 92nd Indiana FFA State Convention.
Patience is a virtue. And that certainly stands true when waiting for something long anticipated, like the award notification of a multimillion-dollar grant.
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is currently accepting submissions for the 14th annual Indiana Agriculture Photo Contest.
Each year I look forward to spring, birds begin chirping and my lawn turns green once again. The warmer weather makes it the perfect time to explore one of Indiana’s beautiful state parks with my family and afterwards find the nearest local ice cream shop.
Indiana Grown has awarded five organizations with a Food Council Development Grant. A food council is a community-based coalition created to build a stronger food system. Much of the work done by these regional organizations aligns with Indiana Grown’s mission and benefits farmers and producers statewide.