February 17, 2020
Indiana Farm Bureau and FFA Host Advocacy Day

Indiana Farm Bureau in conjunction with the Indiana FFA Association hosted an advocacy day at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. More than 150 FFA students from across the state met more than 30 state legislators to discuss how legislation could affect their future and the future of agriculture. READ MORE

February 10, 2020
INFB Honors County Young Farmers & Ag Professionals at 2020 Conference

Hundreds of Hoosiers traveled to Indianapolis this past weekend for the annual Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ag Professionals Conference, an opportunity for education and networking for INFB members under 40 years of age. READ MORE

January 30, 2020
Indiana Farm Bureau Now Accepting 2020 Student Scholarship Applications

Indiana Farm Bureau is now accepting applications for its student scholarship program for the 2020-2021 school year. Each year, INFB awards 13 scholarships to incoming or current college students who are pursuing a career in agriculture. READ MORE

January 27, 2020
Indiana Farm Bureau Welcomes New District Leaders

Indiana Farm Bureau welcomes four new district leaders into state leadership roles this year, including a new district director and three new district education and outreach coordinators. READ MORE

January 23, 2020
Indiana Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee Member Named to AFBF Committee

Indiana Farm Bureau’s District 5 Women’s Leadership Committee representative, Margaret Gladden, was elected to the American Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Leadership Committee board at the recent AFBF convention. READ MORE

January 23, 2020
Indiana Young Farmer Places Third in National Discussion Meet

Indiana Farm Bureau member, Amie Osborn of Miami County, placed third in the nation in the Young Farmer & Ranchers Discussion Meet at the American Farm Bureau convention in Austin, Texas. READ MORE

December 18, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau License Plate Available for Purchase in 2020

At the start of 2020, the Indiana Farm Bureau special recognition license plate will be available at Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations. A portion of the license plate fee will benefit the Farm Bureau Foundation, which supports youth in agriculture. READ MORE

December 16, 2019
INFB President Reflects on Past, Looks to Future at 100th Anniversary Celebration

INFB President Randy Kron's Q&A with farm broadcaster Max Armstrong focused on the past, present and future of Indiana Farm Bureau. During convention, members celebrated the organization's 100th year in a variety of ways. READ MORE

December 16, 2019
Amie Osborn of Miami County Wins Discussion Meet Competition at Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention

Amie Osborn, Marion County, won the 2019 INFB Young Farmers & Ag Professionals discussion meet at the INFB state convention in French Lick. Osborn will represent INFB at the AFBF convention in January. READ MORE

December 16, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau Delegates Reelect Kendell Culp as Vice President

Jasper County farmer, Kendell Culp, was reelected by acclamation to serve as INFB's vice president for another three-year term at the INFB state convention. READ MORE

December 16, 2019
Popcorn, a Hoosier Commodity, the Subject of Indiana Farm Bureau’s 2020 Book of the Year

The INFB Book of the Year program launched in 2017. At the 2019 INFB state convention, the 2020 Book of the Year, "Popcorn Country: The Story of America's Favorite Snack," was announced! READ MORE

December 16, 2019
INFB Recognizes County Farm Bureaus for Impact on Local Communities

During a reception at the 2019 INFB state convention, several county Farm Bureaus were recognized for the impact they have on their local communities. READ MORE

December 16, 2019
INFB Members, Counties Honored for Efforts to Grow Membership Base

During the INFB state convention in French Lick, members and county Farm Bureaus were recognized for their efforts to grow INFB's membership base. READ MORE

November 21, 2019
INFB Survey Shows 24% Decrease in Price of Thanksgiving Turkey

Results from Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey show, Hoosier shoppers can expect to spend approximately 10% less at the grocery store this Thanksgiving. READ MORE

November 19, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau Leaders Discuss 2020 Priorities at Statehouse

Indiana Farm Bureau leaders and staff met with legislators at the Statehouse for INFB's annual Organization Day Breakfast. During the event, members of the INFB board of directors and the public policy team spoke with legislators about the organization's policy priorities for 2020. READ MORE

October 16, 2019
Indiana Farmers Tackle Historic Hemp Harvest This Fall

This fall, thousands of acres of hemp will be harvested in Indiana for the first time in several decades. Many Indiana Farm Bureau members are among the select group of farmers who obtained a license to grow hemp this year. INFB spoke with two of those farmers to learn about growing hemp in Indiana. READ MORE

October 04, 2019
INFB and Marion County Farm Bureau Donate Books to 800 Local Students

Marion County Farm Bureau donated a copy of INFB's 2019 Book of the Year to 800 school children throughout Marion County. Several Marion County Farm Bureau volunteers and INFB staff members visited the schools to read the Book of the Year to children in the classroom. READ MORE

August 30, 2019
Vanderburgh, Hamilton County farmers win INFB Young Farmer Awards

Two young farm families, who share similar last names, took the top honors in Indiana Farm Bureau's Young Farmer Awards. Eric and Megan Scheller of Vanderburgh County won the INFB Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award. Aaron and Lacey Sheller of Hamilton County won the INFB Young Farmer Achievement Award. READ MORE

August 26, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau delegates meet to set 2020 policy

INFB held its annual summer delegate session on Saturday, Aug. 24. The meeting was the culmination of a year long process to develop clear policy priorities for the next Indiana General Assembly. Among the policy issues members would like to see pursued during 2020 included various hemp related initiatives. READ MORE

August 15, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau begins conversation on healthcare insurance for Hoosier farmers and agribusinesses

Indiana Farm Bureau is responding to the needs of its farmer and agribusiness members by launching a survey on healthcare insurance. The survey is designed to help INFB evaluate member needs and determine if the organization can offer cost effective health insurance to its members. READ MORE

August 06, 2019
2019 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Award finalists named

Indiana Farm Bureau announces the 2019 finalists for their top two Young Farmers and Ag Professionals Awards, the Excellence in Agriculture Award and the Achievement Award. READ MORE

July 24, 2019
From label to table: new additions to INFB’s education for fairgoers

Indiana Farm Bureau will have old and new favorites on tap for visitors to this year's Indiana State Fair. As always it welcomes fairgoers to enjoy all the activities at the Farm Bureau Building plus two INFB-sponsored livestock events. In addition, it's introducing a craft beer at the Indiana Beer Garden in celebration of its centennial. READ MORE

July 23, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau launches centennial celebration beer at Indiana State Fair

Indiana Farm Bureau is doing its part to open the 2019 Indiana State Fair on a spirited note with the debut of its centennial craft beer, 100th Harvest. The beer is a collaboration with People's Brewing Company of Lafayette. The honey, malt and hops all come from Indiana growers, INFB members RJ Honey, Sugar Creek Malt Company and Pines Farm Hops. READ MORE

July 02, 2019
Indiana shoppers should expect slightly higher food prices this 4th of July

With Independence Day approaching, there are at least two things you can depend on: the planning of countless cookouts by Hoosier families and the release of Indiana Farm Bureau's Summer Market Basket survey. See how much you can expect to pay for your summer celebration staples. READ MORE

May 31, 2019
Delayed Planting Means Tough Decisions for Indiana’s Farms and AgriBusinesses

Persistent rain across Indiana continues to delay spring planting for Indiana’s farmers. As the rain continues, the possibility of fields left unplanted becomes a reality and Indiana’s farmers and agribusiness professionals are faced with many tough decisions. READ MORE

May 21, 2019
Seventy-two percent in Indiana Farm Bureau survey say trade situation is jeopardizing their operation

Based on an Indiana Farm Bureau survey of its farmer members, the ongoing trade deal uncertainty is having a negative impact on farming operations across the state. When added to commodity surpluses, a five-year downward trend in farm income and spring planting delays, INFB president Randy Kron said there are more than enough issues affecting farmers' livelihoods. He encouraged farmers to speak to their representatives in Congress about the real world impact of the current trade climate. READ MORE

May 01, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau names 2019 student scholarship winners

Indiana Farm Bureau has announced the recipients of its 2019 student scholarships. The scholarships include the Marion Stackhouse Memorial Scholarship, two Collegiate Farm Bureau scholarships and 10 Carolyn Hegel Memorial Scholarships. The 13 scholarships are awarded annually by INFB and the Farm Bureau Foundation to students involved in agriculture. READ MORE

April 25, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau highlights legislative successes with 2019 priority issues

Indiana Farm Bureau public policy team members - director of public policy Katrina Hall and director of state government relations Justin Schneider - review the 2019 Indiana legislative session and successes achieved for farmers, agribusiness professionals and rural communities. READ MORE

April 23, 2019
Indiana State Court of Appeals decides in favor of Indiana agriculture

Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation and Indiana Farm Bureau representatives were pleased with an Indiana State Court of Appeals ruling for Indiana agriculture and the state's right to farm law. READ MORE

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