The state of Indiana has submitted proposed guidelines to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the legal production of hemp.
The state’s annual poultry donation has secured more than 200,000 pounds of poultry products.
The Indiana Office of Energy Development, in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, is offering matching grants to rural communities seeking to improve energy efficiency.
A total of 96 Indiana family farms, including nine from Northwest and Northcentral Indiana, were presented with Hoosier Homestead Awards Aug. 9 in recognition of operating as a farm for at least 100 consecutive years.
A program dedicated to encouraging state residents to buy food grown and produced in Indiana is under new leadership.
Hoosier farmers are doing their part to conserve Indiana farmland.
Nominations will be accepted through June 30 for the state’s 2019 AgriVision Award.
State leaders want to expand Indiana’s specialty crops. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture now is accepting grant applications to grow the state’s specialty crop sector. These crops include fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops. “I encourage groups interested in enhancing specialty crop production in Indiana to take full advantage of […]
Kimberly Barkman was appointed agricultural education program manager of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. Barkman will serve as a liaison between ISDA and the Indiana Department of Education, and schools with an agriculture program. “We are pleased to name Kim as our very first agricultural education program manager,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA director. “Her […]
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture recently promoted Ross Newton to deputy director and hired Amanda Williams as field auditor, both within the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency. Newton grew up on a beef cattle farm, and was the Indiana FFA reporter from 2011–2012, as well as a 10-year 4-H member. In 2016, […]