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Indiana Farm Bureau 




June 7, 2011

For more information, contact: BJ Fields, 317-692-7834  

Jamie Palmer, 317-261-3046  

Mindy Reef, 317-692-7822,  mreef@infarmbureau.org 


Community planning workshops scheduled 


    Two workshops are available for citizen planners or anyone interested in community planning and land use.

    Nitty Gritty I: The Nitty Gritty Work of Plan Commissions” will take place on Wednesday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. local time. Nitty Gritty II: Getting Good Planning in Your Community” will take place on July 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. local time. Both workshops take place at the Indiana Farm Bureau building in downtown Indianapolis.

    Nitty Gritty II was offered in 2010; the original Nitty Gritty program (now Nitty Gritty I) was offered annually from 2000 to 2009.

    Nitty Gritty I will focus on identifying good growth, getting elected officials and citizens involved, retooling comprehensive plans, updating ordinances and other topics related to planning. The workshop is intended for elected officials, plan commissioners and zoning board members, but it is open to anyone interested in the planning process. Nitty Gritty II will include a brief review of Nitty Gritty I material, but will offer a more in-depth look at proven concepts that good planning projects share.

    Attendance at the Nitty Gritty I workshop is not required to attend Nitty Gritty II.

    For more information or to register online, visit the IFB website at  www.infarmbureau.org and click on Public Policy. For a paper copy of the registration form, call B.J. Fields at 317-692-7834. Single registration is $80 per person; registration for both days is $160. The deadline to register is July 8.

    The Indiana Farm Bureau building is at 225 S. East St., Indianapolis, Ind.

    The program is sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau, IUPUI Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning, Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association, Indiana Land Resources Council, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors.




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