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Member engagement

DeKalb County – A group opposed to a proposed dairy operation caused the plan commission to consider zoning changes that would limit the opportunity to grow livestock on farms in the county. The DeKalb County Farm Bureau proposed new zoning ordinance language that provided reasonable protection for county citizens while not limiting the opportunities for livestock expansion in the county.

Whitley County – The Whitley County livestock ordinance definitions were challenged by a local opposition group. INFB staff met with over 60 producers to help them organize their approach and testimony at the plan commission meeting. The original ordinance language was upheld by the plan commission due to the Farm Bureau members’ support of their plan commission.

Franklin County – Proposed changes to county livestock ordinances were successfully defeated thanks in part to the members of the Franklin County Farm Bureau who participated in a training session conducted by INFB staff.