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

September 28, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau adds John Deere discount to list of member benefits

Indiana Farm Bureau and John Deere have joined forces to offer discounts on John Deere equipment and products as a new benefit to Indiana Farm Bureau members. READ MORE

September 27, 2017
Indiana fall family meals averaging 12 percent less than national average

Hoosiers preparing meals at home will once again be enjoying lower food prices than the national average based on the fall market survey conducted by Farm Bureau. The toal cost of 16 standard shopping list items is $44.85 in Indiana, while the national average is $51.13. READ MORE

September 20, 2017
INFB seeking nominations for Indiana Certified Crop Adviser of the Year

Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. is seeking nominations for the 2017 Indiana Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award. Nominations are due by November 10. The award will be presented at the Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference held in Indianapolis on December 12-13. READ MORE

September 18, 2017
2017 INFB Leaders in Action Discuss Ag Issues with Elected Officials in D.C.

Indiana Farm Bureau concluded its 2017 Leaders in Action program in Washington, D.C. this month where members met with Indiana’s national elected officials including Sen. Todd Young, Sen. Joe Donnelly and five U.S. Representatives. Leaders in Action is an annual program for INFB members looking to improve their leadership skills for the betterment of Indiana agriculture. READ MORE

September 18, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau Offers Ford and Lincoln Member Discount

Indiana Farm Bureau members are now eligible to receive $500 Bonus Cash, a discount that is applied at the time of purchase, toward the purchase or lease of eligible new 2017/2018 Ford vehicles and $750 Bonus Cash toward the purchase or lease of eligible new 2017/2018 Lincoln vehicles. READ MORE

September 14, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau announces state PAC, AgELECT

Indiana Farm Bureau has a new political action committee, AgELECT. AgELECT was created to help elect house and senate candidates at the state level who are supportive of Indiana farmers and agriculture. READ MORE

August 30, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau Delegates Meet to Set 2018 Policy

Indiana Farm Bureau member delegates gathered at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 26 to determine the policy positions of the organization for 2018. READ MORE

August 24, 2017
Indiana Farm Bureau hosts annual Drainage School seminar

Indiana Farm Bureau's 2017 Drainage School presenters were a who's who of legal and regulatory experts from across the state. Their presentations are now available online. READ MORE

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