December 11, 2018
With federal farm bill compromise, will Indiana legalize producing hemp?

With the compromise farm bill removing hemp from a list of banned substances, and the expectation that industrial hemp legislation will be brought up during the 2019 General Assembly, Indiana Farm Bureau's "Industrial Hemp's Potential as an Indiana Crop" breakout session at its convention last week could not have been better timed. Breakout session presenter Mark Boyer of Boyer Farms and Hoosier Healthy Oil, and INFB state government relations director Justin Schneider share their thoughts. READ MORE

December 10, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau Delegates Reelect Randy Kron as President

Indiana Farm Bureau delegates reelected Randy Kron to a second three-year term as INFB president by acclamation at their state convention in Fort Wayne on Saturday, Dec. 8. Kron looks forward to leading the organization as it begins its second century of supporting agriculture. READ MORE

December 10, 2018
Marissa Mikel of Marion County Wins Discussion Meet competition at Indiana Farm Bureau state convention

Several members of Indiana Farm Bureau's Young Farmer program were recognized during INFB's state convention Dec. 6-8. Marissa Mikel of Marion County won the Young Farmer Discussion Meet competition. The competition simulates a committee meeting where common farming and agriculture challenges would be examined. She will go on to compete in the national competition at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans in January. Runners-up were: Kent Burton, Fulton County; Mason Gordon, Rush County; and Amanda Mosiman, Warrick County. The Young Farmers also announced the members of the State Young Farmer Committee, who will represent the 10 INFB Districts in 2019. READ MORE

December 10, 2018
INFB President discusses economic climate of agriculture, looks to 2019

Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron and political writer - broadcast commentator Abdul-Hakim Shabazz discussed the current agricultural economy and looked forward to 2019 during a Presidents's Q&A at the INFB State Convention this weekend. Much of the discussion centered around the impact of trade and tariffs on Hoosier farmers. READ MORE

December 07, 2018
Indiana County Farm Bureaus recognized for outstanding performance at Indiana Farm Bureau state convention

Indiana Farm Bureau honored Farm Bureaus at its annual state convention for achievements in image awareness, membership and member experience. Benton, Clark, Jay, LaPorte, Shelby and Warrick counties received Impact Awards, while 49 counties attained County Recognition Program gold and platinum status. READ MORE

December 07, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau selects “Compost Stew” as 2019 Book of the Year

For the third year in a row, Indiana Farm Bureau has announced the INFB Book of the Year during its annual state convention. The 2019 Book of the Year is "Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth,” written by Mary McKenna Siddals and illustrated by Ashley Wolff. Previous books of the year were "The Kid Who Changed the World written by Andy Andrews and "John Deere, That's Who!" written by Tracy Maurer. INFB's Book of the Year is just one tool of the organization's K-12 agricultural education and outreach efforts. READ MORE

December 07, 2018
Individuals, County Farm Bureaus recognized for membership efforts at Indiana Farm Bureau state convention

Indiana Farm Bureau member Harold Kleine of Allen County was recognized for the fourth year in a row with the Premier Performer award at INFB's annual state convention. The Premier Performer award, along with the five Top Performer awards were given to members for their membership promotion efforts. In addition, 7 County Farm Bureaus were singled out for membership retention with the District Defender award. Clark County received the top county award, the Superior Defender for hitting the retention mark and signing the highest number of new members. READ MORE

November 20, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau leaders and staff discuss priorities at Statehouse

Indiana Farm Bureau board members and officers as well as public policy team members shared the organization's 2019 priorities with Indiana legislators at INFB's annual Organization Day Breakfast on Nov. 20. Identified as top priorities by Farm Bureau voting members are: rural revitalization, broadband deployment, rural school funding, Kankakee and Yellow Rivers restoration, extraterritorial authority reduction, assessment uniformity and local government funding improvements. READ MORE

November 20, 2018
INFB meets with legislators to discuss 2019 priorities

President Randy Kron and director of public policy Katrina Hall discuss INFB's Organization Day at the Statehouse. Kron stressed the importance of sharing agricultural and rural priorities prior to the start of the new legislative session. Hall added that given the fact that 2019 is a budget year, several priorities are funding-related. READ MORE

November 14, 2018
INFB survey shows Thanksgiving meal prices down 7 percent

Budget-conscious Hoosiers can expect to pay less than $5 per person this Thanksgiving as Indiana Farm Bureau's annual Market Basket survey shows that meal prices are down 7 percent. Chief among the price reductions is the centerpiece of many Thanksgiving feasts: the turkey. And as INFB 2nd vice president Isabella Chism notes, Indiana had a hand--or more precisely, a leg in this--as the state is ranked fourth in the nation in turkey production. READ MORE

November 12, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau boosts member support team

By adding two new staff and promoting a long-time Farm Bureau employee, Indiana Farm Bureau is strengthening its network of support for county Farm Bureaus around the state. READ MORE

November 08, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau boosts member support team

With the addition of two new staff members, Leslie Hickman and Blaire Bennett, and the promotion of a current staff member, Laura Ruhlman, Indiana Farm Bureau continues to strengthen its county Farm Bureau support structure. READ MORE

November 06, 2018
Two county Farm Bureaus earn national award

Two Indiana Farm Bureaus - Benton County and Wayne County - were just honored with national Farm Bureau awards for their novel farm to fork dinners. Benton County's dinner involved (and benefited) the entire community through its support of a local food and service co-op in the historic Fowler Theater. Wayne County invited a wide-range of community influencers to its dinner that featured an open forum where guests could talk to local farmers about how they raise and grow their food. The American Farm Bureau Federation's Community Activities of Excellence (CAE) program annually recognizes unique, volunteer-driven programming at the local level. READ MORE

November 02, 2018
Two county Farm Bureaus earn national award for community dinners

Two Indiana county Farm Bureaus were chosen to receive 2018 County Activities of Excellence (CAE) Awards from the American Farm Bureau Federation. Both were honored for their unique community-based farm-to-fork events. READ MORE

October 23, 2018
Rural broadband, rural development top concerns of voters

Top of mind for Indiana Farm Bureau members when deciding how to cast their votes for state legislators will be rural broadband and rural development, as well as pocket book issues. INFB's director of policy Katrina Hall speaks to each issue and its impact on Hoosier farmers and the farm economy. READ MORE

October 23, 2018
Trade top issue for Indiana Farm Bureau

Trade will be on the minds of many Indiana Farm Bureau farm families as they go to the polls on Nov. 6. According to Katrina Hall , INFB's director of public policy, while the organization's members have been patient, they are eager to see more progress in trade discussions. READ MORE