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March 24, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau classroom volunteers honored

Indiana Farm Bureau recently honored 10 Ag in the Classroom instructors at its Spring Conference. Karen King of Clark County was named the Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year. Nine other volunteers were presented with the Reaching Out Award for their Indiana Farm Bureau district. The winners were Kathy Wyatt, Pulaski County; Colleen Holman, Steuben County; Stacy Walker, Jasper County; Brad Kohlhagen, Adams County; Kelly Shannon, Montgomery County; Vickie Mitchell, Delaware County; Jennifer Thopy, Shelby County; David Brenner, Vanderburgh County; and Jan Uhlmansiek, Dearborn County. READ MORE

March 16, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau Members Coming to the Aid Of Struggling Farmers and Ranchers with Hay Delivery

Indiana Farm Bureau members plan to deliver more than 20 tons of donated hay to Ashland, Kansas, in support of farmers and ranchers affected by devastating wildfires. READ MORE

March 01, 2017
Hoosier Farmer Recognized for Agricultural Advocacy

Indiana Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that member and District 2 Young Farmer Committee representative Jeremy Barron has graduated from the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer program. The two-year PAL program focuses on taking young farmers and ranchers, age 30 to 45, who have already begun their personal development journey, and moving them to the next level through a high-level, executive-type curriculum that provides participants with unique opportunities to represent agriculture in the media, on speaking circuits or in testimonial arenas. READ MORE

February 21, 2017
Resolution Names Feb. 20-24 as Indiana Agricultural Literacy Week

The Indiana House and Senate read resolutions proclaiming February 20-24 Indiana Farm Bureau's Agricultural Literacy Week. Members of the Indiana Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee, as well as representatives of Dow AgroSciences were on hand for the ceremonies. READ MORE

February 21, 2017
INFB Indiana Agricultural Literacy Week (Feb. 20-24) to be marked by reading of concurrent resolution in Indiana Senate and House

Today, with the reading of a concurrent resolution in both chambers of the state house, the Indiana House and Senate will proclaim February 20-24 INFB Indiana Agricultural Literacy Week. Indiana Ag Literacy Week is an awareness and education campaign led by Indiana Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee, through its Ag in the Classroom program to help increase Hoosier's understanding of the value farming and agriculture. READ MORE

February 17, 2017
INFB Announces Federal Lobbyist Promotion

INFB promotes Bob White to director, national government relations. Just prior, White was the organization’s retail agriculture program coordinator. White has years of valuable experience in agriculture and government relations, including serving as state director of Indiana USDA Rural Development and as senior professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, contributing to five previous farm bills. READ MORE

February 02, 2017
INFB Announces State Lobbyist Promotion

Indiana Farm Bureau public policy team member, Shelby Swain, has been promoted to associate policy adviser, state government relations. Swain will now serve on INFB's Statehouse lobby team, focusing primarily on budget and fiscal issues in the General Assembly. READ MORE

February 02, 2017
INFB Spring Conference offers ‘Change, Challenge and Opportunity’

Indiana Farm Bureau will host its annual Spring Conference on March 10 and 11. This year's theme is "Change, Challenge and Opportunity." Scheduled to appear are Vance Crowe, director of millennial engagement for Monsanto; Leslie Townsend, a comedienne who specializes in city-girl-marries-country-boy humor; Randy Lyness, singer-legislator; and Howard Kellman, the "Voice of the Indianapolis Indians." READ MORE

January 30, 2017
County Young Farmer programs recognized

Indiana Farm Bureau held its annual Young Farmer Leadership Conference January 27-29 in Indianapolis. More than 400 young farmers and their families enjoyed a night of friendly competition for a good cause; attended breakout sessions to learn about a wide variety of topics -- from understanding property taxes to continuity planning; and celebrated their fellow farmers with various county programs awards. READ MORE

January 20, 2017
INFB to teach political Campaign School

Indiana Farm Bureau encourages anyone interested in running for elected office, working on a campaign or simply learning more about the process, to register for its next Campaign School session on February 7-8. READ MORE

January 11, 2017
Indiana farm leader reelected to national leadership committee

Indiana Farm Bureau Second Vice President Isabella Chism was reelected as vice chair of the American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee at the American Farm Bureau Federation's national convention in Phoenix. READ MORE

January 10, 2017
Indiana competitors place in top 10 in national contests

Indiana Farm Bureau members placed in the Top 10 in two Young Farmer & Rancher awards competitions at the American Farm Bureau Federation national convention in Phoenix. Meggie and Dallas Foster of Hancock County were honored in the Achievement Award category, and Deidra Gottbrath of Washington County in the Excellence in Agriculture category. READ MORE

January 10, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau recognized at national convention

Indiana Farm Bureau received Awards of Excellence at the 2017 annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation in all six Farm Bureau program areas: education and outreach; leadership development; member benefits; membership initiatives; policy development and implementation; and public relations and communications. READ MORE

December 22, 2016
Randolph County Farm Bureau Member Named Certified Crop Adviser of the Year

Indiana Farm Bureau and the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Program named Jon Peacock, a member of Randolph County Farm Bureau, as the 2016 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser of the Year. The award recognizes an individual who has performed superior service in nutrient management, soil and water management, pest management and crop production. READ MORE

December 13, 2016
INFB delegates determine federal policy recommendations

Indiana Farm Bureau delegates gathered during the organization’s annual state convention to determine federal policy recommendations which will be presented for consideration next month at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national convention, also held annually. The recommendations determined Saturday were focused on the 2018 farm bill. READ MORE

December 12, 2016
Farmers most effective when they ‘speak with one voice,’ Farm Bureau president says

Each year at the Indiana Farm Bureau convention, the organization’s president lays out his vision for the coming year. In his first annual address, INFB President Randy Kron, who took office on Jan. 1, looked back on his first year as president, on Farm Bureau’s 2016 successes – and on what the future might look like for Indiana Farm Bureau. READ MORE

December 12, 2016
Vice president reelected by unanimous vote

Delegates to the Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual convention reelected by acclamation Vice President Kendell Culp of Jasper County. READ MORE

December 12, 2016
County woman wins statewide contest

Elizabeth Stitzel is the winner of Indiana Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer Discussion Meet. READ MORE

December 12, 2016
County Farm Bureaus recognized for outstanding performance

Recognizing the achievements of Indiana’s county Farm Bureaus was the focus of the awards program held Dec. 9 during Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual convention. READ MORE