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

April 13, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau helps launch new county agriculture programs

Thanks to an Indiana Farm Bureau county development grant, Farm Bureaus in Clinton, Decatur, Jay, Pulaski and Rush counties will receive a financial boost toward their local agriculture education efforts. This year’s new or expanded projects will focus on everything from grain bin safety to an after-school healthy cooking club for elementary students. READ MORE

March 26, 2018
Grocery store prices remain low this spring after decline last year

It's time for Indiana Farm Bureau's Spring Market Basket survey. A family meal of 16 common food items is expected to cost Hoosiers less than $5 a person. READ MORE

March 15, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau highlights successes in 2018 legislative session

In his review of the 2018 General Assembly session, INFB president Randy Kron sees the passing of House Enrolled Act 1065 as a step in the right direction toward improving rural internet access. READ MORE

March 13, 2018
The impact of agriculture in Indiana, celebrated on National Ag Day

In recognition of National Ag Day on March 20, Indiana Farm Bureau celebrates the impact of agriculture on the state's economy; the variety of products grown and raised in Indiana; and the abundance of family-owned Hoosier farms. READ MORE

March 12, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau honors outstanding volunteers at 2018 Spring Conference

Ag in the Classroom volunteer educators were honored by Indiana Farm Bureau at the 2018 Spring Conference, its annual educational and networking event. Marlene Fudge of Rush County was named the Volunteer of the Year, five volunteers received Reaching Out Awards; six were recognized for their 25 years of service; and county Farm Bureau programs in White and Clinton counties won ag education and promotion grants. READ MORE

February 13, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau hosts annual Legislator Appreciation Day

More than 40 Indiana Farm Bureau women met with their state senators and representatives during the organization's annual Women's Leadership Committee Legislator Appreciation Day. READ MORE

February 05, 2018
Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance hires executive director

INFB and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana announces Ben Wicker as the first executive director of the Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance. READ MORE

January 29, 2018
Hoosier young farmers recognized at INFB leadership conference

Indiana Farm Bureau held its annual Young Farmer Leadership Conference this past weekend in Indianapolis. County young farmer programs and individual young farmers were recognized for activities, service, leadership and achievement. READ MORE

January 10, 2018
INFB Women’s Leadership Committee member named to AFBF committee

Cindy Ramsey of Shelbyville was elected to represent the Midwest on the American Farm Bureau Federation Women's Leadership Committee board. Ramsey serves on the Indiana Farm Bureau Women's Committee representing District 8 (Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Johnson, Rush, Shelby and Union counties). READ MORE

January 02, 2018
Three new directors join Indiana Farm Bureau board

Three Indiana Farm Bureau districts are starting 2018 with new representatives on the Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance board of directors. Kermit J. Paris, Dr. Marybeth Feutz and Bob Geswein were voted in by delegates from District 8, 9 and 10, respectively, in late 2017. READ MORE

December 21, 2017
INFB Young Farmer representatives appointed to national committee

Indiana Farm Bureau State Young Farmer Committee representatives Dan and Kelly Snipes have been chosen to serve on the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer & Rancher Committee for 2018-2020. The Snipeses are fourth generation farmers and live in Rochester. READ MORE

December 19, 2017
Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance formed, seeks an executive director

Encouraged by the success of Indiana soil health and nutrient management efforts, the Indiana USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Indiana Farm Bureau and twelve other partners have formed the Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance (IANA). Indiana State Conservationist Jane Hardistry announced the formation of IANA at the Indiana Farm Bureau state convention in French Lick. The standalone nonprofit group is currently seeking an executive director to lead the partnership. READ MORE