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, […]
INDIANAPOLIS — In anticipation of higher yields this harvest season, the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency reminds the state’s licensed grain facilities they can apply for temporary or emergency storage by contacting the agency. Requests must be submitted in writing and approved by the agency’s director. “Anytime you’re looking at higher, potentially record, […]
Indiana hopes stronger relations with Manitoba will benefit agriculture economic growth for the state and the Canadian province. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler and members of the Indiana agricultural delegation met with officials from Canada’s Manitoba province Sept. 17 to discuss opportunities to grow both regions’ agricultural sectors. […]
INDIANAPOLIS — A total of 88 families from around the state, including six from Northwest Indiana, were presented with the Hoosier Homestead Award for their longstanding commitment to Indiana agriculture. The families were recognized at the Indiana State Fair by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler on Aug. […]
INDIANAPOLIS ‒ Jerry Raynor was named Indiana’s state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Raynor will oversee 80 local service centers, four area offices, and eight conservation delivery teams across the state and more than 200 employees who work directly with farmers and landowners. Raynor is a […]
INDIANAPOLIS – The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana was one of 11 regional food banks around the state to receive a share of $300,000 in funding through the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. The Gary-based food bank received $30,960 from the state. The funds will be used to provide food assistance and services to residents […]