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

January 28, 2019
INFB Young Farmers announce new name, honor county leadership programs at 50th anniversary celebration

Indiana Farm Bureau's Young Farmers gathered to honor the past and celebrate the future at their 2019 conference. Among the highlights was an official program renaming and refocusing to reflect the growing impact that agribusiness professionals have on the organization. READ MORE

January 24, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau celebrates 100 Years of advocating for agriculture

Indiana Farm Bureau has stayed true to the mission upon which it was founded in 1919: promoting agriculture through public education, member engagement and advocating for agricultural and rural needs READ MORE

January 16, 2019
Indiana Farm Bureau reacts to USDA opening Farm Service Agency offices

INFB supports the USDA's decision to open select Farm Services offices in Indiana and across the country for a limited time to provide assistance with existing farm loans and 1099 tax documents. READ MORE

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