April 03, 2019
County Farm Bureaus launch new community programs with grants from INFB

Each year, Indiana Farm Bureau gives development grants to county Farm Bureaus to help them promote agriculture or provide agricultural education in their communities. This year's grant recipients are Pulaski, Starke and Warren County Farm Bureau. Pulaski County Farm Bureau volunteers will use their grant to kick off a program that explores different types of food production. Starke County Farm Bureau's grant will help members plan and promote a new collaborative farm to fork event. Warren County Farm Bureau will use its grant to fund a mobile food pantry to improve food access for local families in need as part of the Warren County Food Insecurity and Food Deserts program. READ MORE

March 25, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau donates 50 tons of food for 100th anniversary

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Indiana Farm Bureau and its county Farm Bureaus across the state conducted a "100 Pounds for 100 Years" charitable giving campaign to help Hoosiers in need. Each county was challenged to collect at least 100 pounds worth of food. All told, county Farm Bureaus, INFB and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance staff, and the Indiana Farm Bureau board of directors donated the equivalent of 50 tons of food to more than 90 local and statewide charities. READ MORE

March 12, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau hosts FFA Advocacy Day

More than 40 Indiana FFA students participated in Indiana Farm Bureau's first-ever FFA Advocacy Day on March 11. After a briefing on Farm Bureau members' agriculture and rural priorities for this legislative session, students had the opportunity to visit with their legislators at the Statehouse to talk about the personal impact of policy decisions such as rural school funding and ag career and tech education funding. INFB's public policy director Katrina Hall was impressed by the students and the day's activities, and hopes to increase the number of participants next year. READ MORE

March 12, 2019
Outstanding INFB volunteers honored at 2019 Spring Conference

Indiana Farm Bureau recognized six ag volunteer and professional educators for their dedication to ag education: Theresa Gottbrath, Washington County, Volunteer of the Year; Jane Whitsitt, Dubois County, 25-year Agriculture in the Classroom volunteer; teachers Lauren Searcy, Cascade High School and Kelly Shannon, New Market Elementary School, and volunteers, Debbie Trotter and Carol Graves of Clark County, winners of National Agriculture in the Classroom scholarships to attend the national conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. Wabash and Washington County Farm Bureaus also received ag education and promotion development grants to build upon their local initiatives. READ MORE

March 08, 2019
Ag Day 2019: agriculture remains major contributor to Indiana’s economy despite challenging year

Indiana Farm Bureau is celebrating the Agriculture Council of America's (ACA) 16th annual National Ag Day on March 14. INFB's 2nd vice president Isabella Chism is the 2018-19 Ag Day Chair. Chism and INFB president Randy Kron talk about the significance of Ag Day as well as the diversity and importance of farming and agribusiness in Indiana and its impact around the world. READ MORE

January 28, 2019
INFB Young Farmers announce new name, honor county leadership programs at 50th anniversary celebration

Indiana Farm Bureau's Young Farmers gathered to honor the past and celebrate the future at their 2019 conference. Among the highlights was an official program renaming and refocusing to reflect the growing impact that agribusiness professionals have on the organization. READ MORE

January 24, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau celebrates 100 Years of advocating for agriculture

Indiana Farm Bureau has stayed true to the mission upon which it was founded in 1919: promoting agriculture through public education, member engagement and advocating for agricultural and rural needs READ MORE

January 16, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau reacts to USDA opening Farm Service Agency offices

INFB supports the USDA's decision to open select Farm Services offices in Indiana and across the country for a limited time to provide assistance with existing farm loans and 1099 tax documents. 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 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 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 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 22, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT and AgELECT PACs endorse candidates in general election

Indiana Farm Bureau has released the names of the 91 candidates endorsed in the Nov. 6, 2018, general election by its nonpartisan political action committees - ELECT and AgELECT. INFB's director of policy Katrina Hall also explains the organization's process for endorsing ag- and rural-friendly candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Indiana Senate and the Indiana House. READ MORE

September 25, 2018
Delegates from central Europe sign memorandum of understanding with Indiana Farm Bureau

Officials from INFB and four central European agricultural agencies signed a memo of understanding to seek out and grow collaborative opportunities. READ MORE

September 19, 2018
Certified Crop Adviser of the Year nominations sought

It's time to submit nominations for the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award, which honors advisers who excel in helping farmers in nutrient management, soil and water management, pest management and crop production. READ MORE

August 31, 2018
Spencer, LaGrange county farmers win INFB Young Farmer Awards

Indiana Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the young farmers who were chosen to receive its Excellence in Agriculture Award and Achievement Award for 2018. The Excellence in Agriculture Award goes to Jonathan Spaetti and Derika Lynam-Spaetti. Neal and Lydia Wolheter are the Achievement Award winners. READ MORE

August 27, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau delegates meet to set 2019 policy

Indiana Farm Bureau voting members gathered together on Saturday, Aug. 25 for the annual delegate session to set policy direction and positions for the coming year. This was the second year that the session was held at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex. The delegate session is one step in the policy-making process, which includes grassroots policy development at the county level, resolutions committee deliberations at the district level, and advocacy during the general assembly and throughout the year. READ MORE

August 23, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau hosts annual Drainage School seminar

Experts from Indiana Farm Bureau and 12 other private and governmental organizations presented at a seminar, "Understanding the Laws that Impact Drainage Decisions" on Aug. 22. at INFB headquarters. The annual seminar, aka, Drainage School, is designed to help farmers, attorneys and others have a better understanding of the issues surrounding drainage. READ MORE

July 23, 2018
Agriculture is everywhere: Indiana Farm Bureau educates fairgoers

Indiana Farm Bureau will again host activities and sponsor events at the Indiana State Fair to showcase "Agriculture is Everywhere." Favorites such as the Ag Fact Adventure scavenger hunt; Barn Theater showings of farmer and agribusiness member videos; free popcorn samples and drawing for a year's supply of popcorn; and the three-day Taste from Indiana Farms food tasting and educational event will once again take place in the Farm Bureau Building. This year, INFB also is sponsoring Animal Town and The Supreme Drive, which both showcase Indiana's farm animals. READ MORE

June 26, 2018
Indiana July 4th cookout prices five percent below national average

Shoppers in Indiana will find prices of traditional cookout foods are similar to the past two summers. Indiana Farm Bureau's annual Summer Market Basket survey results show that it will cost a little over $52 to feed 10 people. And as Isabella Chism, INFB 2nd vice president, reminds us, when grocery prices drop, the average food dollar shared by farm families does, too. READ MORE

June 04, 2018
Farmers marketing: the new roadside stand

Husband and wife farmers marketers and Farm Bureau members Ben and Casey Shireman of Clark County and Jonathan and Kelly Shannon of Montgomery County talk about the satisfaction they feel selling directly to local consumers. READ MORE

May 29, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau names 2018 student scholarship winners

Thirteen Hoosier college students and two adults pursuing advanced educational opportunities were awarded scholarships from Indiana Farm Bureau and the Farm Bureau Foundation. READ MORE

May 08, 2018
Local farmer makes sizable donation to Jefferson County Farm Bureau

Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Inc. hosted an event in honor of longtime Farm Bureau member and leader Mr. John Gray, at its Madison office on May 7. Gray recently made a substantial donation to Jefferson County Farm Bureau, ensuring a lasting legacy that will provide ag educational programs and scholarships. State and county Farm Bureau leadership, past and present, were on hand to honor Gray, along with several generations of his family. READ MORE