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August 15, 2017
INFB farmers across the state share mid-summer crop progress

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Crop Production Report was released on August 10. Indiana Farm Bureau members Kevin Cox, Roger Hadley, Jordan Brewer and Paul France weigh in. READ MORE

August 08, 2017
Farmers from White, Henry Counties Win INFB Young Farmer Awards

INFB announces the 2017 winners of two of its top young farmer awards: the Achievement Award and the Excellence in Agriculture Award. Matthew and Brianna Chapman of Henry County will receive the Achievement Award, which recognizes young farmer's leadership abilities and what they have achieved with their farms. Jeff Demerly of White County was chosen for the Excellence in Agriculture Award, which recognizes involvement in agriculture, leadership ability and involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations. READ MORE

July 31, 2017
INFB teaches fairgoers about food, fuel and fiber at the Indiana State Fair

Indiana Farm Bureau is ready for the 2017 Indiana State Fair. From new attractions like the Peterson Farm Brothers show on Opening Day, August 4 and the "Barn Theater" featuring videos of Hoosier farmers sharing their stories to favorites like "Taste From Indiana Farms" (August 15-17), Old-Fashioned Pancake Breakfast (Aug. 16), "Ag Fact Adventure" scavenger hunt and, yes, free popcorn. The Farm Bureau Building is located on the north side of the fairgrounds just inside gate 12. READ MORE

July 18, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau names 2017 Young Farmer Award finalists

Indiana Farm Bureau has chosen the six finalists for two of its 2017 Young Farmer awards: the Excellence in Agriculture Award and the Achievement Award. This year's finalists are from Wolcott, Richland, Lexington, Springport, Nappannee and Kendallville. Indiana's winners will go on to compete with young farmers and ranchers from other states at the American Farm Bureau Federation national convention in January 2018. READ MORE

July 13, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau names 2017 student scholarship winners

Indiana Farm Bureau announces the recipients of its collegiate scholarships: the Marion Stackhouse Scholarship, two Collegiate Farm Bureau scholarships and 10 Carolyn Hegel Memorial Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to students involved in agriculture. READ MORE

June 28, 2017
Your July 4th Cookout to Cost Slightly Less this Year Says INFB

Indiana Farm Bureau's annual survey reveals that Hoosiers should expect to pay roughly $5 per person on summer cookout ingredients. READ MORE

June 28, 2017
INFB Updates Members on Local and National Ag Policy

Indiana Farm Bureau's public policy team hosted its first Agriculture Policy Outlook on June 27. Members heard from both national and local experts on topics ranging from the state of the economy and the 2018 farm bill to rural healthcare and broadband access challenges. READ MORE

May 18, 2017
Local Drain Tile Company Provides Backdrop For Discussing Sales Tax Elimination on Drainage Tile

Indiana Farm Bureau president and vice president Randy Kron and Kendell Culp met with Fratco leadership, as well as Indiana legislators Ed Charbonneau and Doug Gutwein on May 17. The group discussed the company, which is a leader in innovative drainage solutions, its products and the upcoming sales tax exemption on agriculture drainage tile purchases and installation. READ MORE

May 15, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau Members Report on Spring Planting Progress

With roughly 50% of crops planted in Indiana, farmers have some big decisions to make this week as they assess the weather’s effects on their fields. Indiana Farm Bureau spoke with several of its members from all over the state who are corn and soybean farmers to learn how the wet, cold weather has affected planting season. READ MORE

April 27, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau Encourages Hoosier Agriculture Entrepreneurs to Compete for $145,000 in Startup Funds

Indiana Farm Bureau invites Hoosier food and agriculture entrepreneurs to compete for start-up funds, as well as training, networking opportunities and other resources through the Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The Challenge is part of the Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative and is the first national business competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs working on food and ag businesses. READ MORE

April 26, 2017
Farm Bureau grocery store survey shows big drop in food prices

Indiana Farm Bureau's spring 2017 market basket survey shows that grocery prices have decreased by 14 percent over last year. The cost for 16 standard shopping list food items is the lowest it's been since 2012. READ MORE

April 22, 2017
INFB’s Top Priorities Addressed by Indiana General Assembly

Randy Kron, Indiana Farm Bureau president and Justin Schneider, INFB director of state government relations highlight Farm Bureau successes during the 2017 General Assembly, which include the passage of a two-year budget and historic road funding. Kron and Schneider attribute a big part of the organization's impact on the legislative session to member engagement. READ MORE

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