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A New Start

Indiana Federation of Farmers’ Associations is formed.

  • March 25, 1919

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Opening New Roads

Indiana Farm Bureau finds success in backing a law permitting interurban cars to haul livestock to the capital city and its terminal market.

  • January 1, 1921

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On Equal Footing

Indiana Farm Bureau’s first president, John G. Brown calls a state meeting to outline a program for women in the federation.

  • March 6, 1922

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Holy Cow

The Indianapolis Producers’ Commission Agency is formed.

  • May 15, 1922

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Settled In

William H. Settle becomes president of Indiana Farm Bureau.

  • January 1, 1923

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Farm Women Make Waves

The S. and E. Committee, composed of 10 appointed district woman leaders, meets in Indianapolis and outlines a more extensive and definitive program.

  • February 3, 1923

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A Seat at the Table

Edna Sewell becomes the first woman elected to the Indiana Farm Bureau board of directors.

  • November 1, 1923

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A Cooperative Effort

Indiana Farm Bureau Cooperative Association is created.

  • January 1, 1926

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Not Stuck in Committee

The S. and E. Committee becomes an official department of Indiana Farm Bureau.

  • October 27, 1926

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Batting 1000

Every bill sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau passes in the legislative session, while every bill opposed is defeated.

  • January 1, 1927

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Relief for Farmers

A tax limitation law passes in the Statehouse.

  • August 1, 1932

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"Insuring" the Future

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance is formed.

  • October 17, 1934

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Schenck Takes the Reins

Hassil E. Schenck becomes president of Indiana Farm Bureau.

  • January 1, 1937

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12
A Renewable Resource

The Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, or farm bill, is enacted by Congress.

  • May 12, 1938

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Good Clean Fun

Indiana Rural Youth is founded.

  • November 16, 1938

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Rally Against Repeal

15,000 Indiana Farm Bureau members march to the Statehouse to successfully save the Gross Income Tax from repeal.

  • February 23, 1939

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Coming Together

Indiana Farm Bureau recommends the consolidation of rural schools.

  • January 1, 1947

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