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

December 11, 2017
Deidra Gottbrath of Washington County wins Discussion Meet competition at Indiana Farm Bureau state convention

Deidra Gottbrath will represent Indiana Farm Bureau at the Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet in Nashville, Tenn. during the American Farm Bureau National Convention in early January 2018. Gottbrath won the state-level Discussion Meet at the INFB state convention. READ MORE

December 11, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau delegates re-elect Isabella Chism as second vice president

Two candidates were nominated for second vice president at Indiana Farm Bureau's state convention on Dec. 9: current second vice president Isabella Chism and former District 1 education and outreach coordinator Deb Walsh. Upon her re-election, Chism pledged to work with members "to form a unfified voice for agriculture." READ MORE

December 11, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau president discusses 2018 priorities

Indiana Farm Bureau president Randy Kron shared his thoughts on the organization's 2017 successes and his vision for 2018 with radio personality Dave Russell during INFB's annual convention this past weekend. READ MORE

December 08, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau selects John Deere, That's Who! as 2018 Book of the Year

Isabella Chism, second vice-president of Indiana Farm Bureau, announced at the state convention that the 2018 Book of the Year is John Deere, That's Who! Written by Tracy Nelson Maurer, author of more than 100 titles for children and young adults; and illustrated by Tim Zeltner, the book tells the true story of how a young blacksmith from Vermont changed farming forever. The book will play an important role in the organization's ag literacy efforts in 2018. READ MORE

December 08, 2017
Individuals, county Farm Bureaus recognized for membership efforts at Indiana Farm Bureau state convention

Thirteen Indiana Farm Bureau members and 10 counties were honored at the state convention for exemplary efforts to grow and retain Farm Bureau membership. Harold Kleine of Allen County received the Premier Performer Award for the third year in a row for recruiting the most new members. Perry County Farm Bureau was presented with the Superior Defender Award for the highest overall retention of members. READ MORE

December 08, 2017
Indiana County Farm Bureaus recognized for outstanding performance at Indiana Farm Bureau state convention

Several Indiana county Farm Bureaus were recognized with Impact Awards at the Indiana Farm Bureau state convention. Winning in the Image Awareness category were Benton, Wayne and Whitley County Farm Bureaus. Jennings and Boone counties were honored for achievement in Membership Experience. INFB also announced counties who reached gold status for the County Recognition Program, which recognizes contributions to the organization in the above categories, as well as Membership. READ MORE

November 21, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau leaders and staff discuss priorities at Statehouse

INFB held its annual Organization Day Breakfast at the Statehouse on November 21. The event gave Farm Bureau leaders and public public policy staff the opportunity to reconnect with legislators on farmer priorities in advance of the opening of the 2018 session. READ MORE

November 16, 2017
Thanksgiving food prices increase in Indiana after significant decline in 2016

Indiana Farm Bureau's annual Thanksgiving market basket survey shows that Indiana shoppers will pay more for their Thanksgiving meals than in 2016. Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie filling and relish tray veggies are up; rolls, peas, whipping cream and pie shells are down. READ MORE

October 26, 2017
Elkhart County Farm Bureau Earns National Award for Cowboy Ethics Program

Indiana’s Elkhart County Farm Bureau was selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation as one of this year’s County Activities of Excellence (CAE) Awards program winners. Elkhart CountyFarm Bureau won for its involvement in a robust Cowboy Ethics program. READ MORE