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MEETING NOTICE:  Indiana Grown Initiative Commission Meeting

The Indiana Grown Initiative Commission will meet from 10:30-4:00 on Tuesday September 2nd at Indiana Farm Bureau, 225 S. East Street Indianapolis, Assembly rooms A and B. Free parking is available to the public in front of the building, and all guests will need to sign in at the front desk.

STATE FAIR DELEGATE INFORMATION:  2014 District 4 Delegates and Alternates

RELEASE: 2014 Red Gold Stewardshp Award Winners Annouced

Meg Leader, Agricultural and Environmental Affairs Program Manager for the Division of Soil Conservation (DSC) within the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), was at the Red Gold Growers’ Field Day on August 5 to announce the 2014 winners of the Red Gold Stewardship Award. 

MEETING NOTICE:  Indiana Grain Indemnity Corporation Meeting

The Indiana Grain Indemnity Corporation (IGIC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00pm at Indiana Farm Bureau (225 South East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202).  The meeting will be held in Assembly Halls B and C. 

MEETING NOTICE: Indiana Grown Commission Initiative Meeting Notice

The Indiana Grown Initiative Commission will hold its first meeting on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., in the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1201 E 38th St., Indianapolis.

RELEASE: Families Honored at State Fair for their Agricultural Heritiage

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney today presented 55 families with a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their commitment to Indiana agriculture.

RELEASE: June 30, 2014 Lt. Governor Ellspermann and ISDA recognize Jackson County livestock farmer for excellence in progressive farm practices

Lt. Governor Ellspermann and Ted McKinney, director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), today recognized Steve Ritter, a Jackson County livestock producer, who recently completed the voluntary ISDA Certified Livestock Producer Program.

RELEASE: June 30, 2014 Livestock Producers Invited to Certified Livestock Producer Trainings

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture would like to invite Indiana livestock producers interested in participating in the Certified Livestock Producer Program to attend one of three trainings held around the state this summer. The program recognizes outstanding livestock producers that go above and beyond in their farm management practices.

RELEASE: June 17, 2014 Indiana Launches 2013 Funding Data on Conservation Accomplishments Website

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Conservation Partnership (ICP) collaborated to create a Web application for its federal, state and local members. The result is a comprehensive tool that unites all ICP conservation accomplishments for each county and the state as a whole in a single reporting mechanism.

RELEASE: Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann accepting nominatons for 2014 AgriVision Award

INDIANAPOLIS - The Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann is seeking nominations for the 2014 AgriVision Award.

RELEASE: Deadline Extended for Indiana Grown Commission Application

INDIANAPOLIS - The Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) hae extended the application deadline for the Indiana Grown Initiative Commission to May 23.

RELEASE: Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann Releases Application for New Indiana Grown Initiative Commission

INDIANAPOLIS - Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced that appications are now available for the twelve positions on the new Indiana Grown Initiative Commission.

RELEASE: Certified Livestock Producer Program applications now available for Indiana livestock producers

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is now accepting applications from Indiana livestock producers interested in participating in the Certified Livestock Producer Program.

RELEASE: Families Honored at Statehouse for their Agricultural Heritage

INDIANAPOLIS - Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and Indina State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney presented 31 families with a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their commitment to Indiana agriculture.

RELEASE: Finalists announced for "Promoting the Good Works of Indiana Agriculture" competition

INDIANAPOLIS - Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced that teams from Huntington University, University of Indianapolis and University of Southern Indiana were the three finalists for the "Promoting the Good Works of Indiana Agriculture" competition.

RELEASE: Indiana FFA honored by the Indiana House of Representatives 

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State FFA was honored by House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 18 unanimously passed by the Indiana House of Representatives.

RELEASE: ISDA Seeks RFP for Food Hub Feasibility Study 

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is seeking a request for proposal to complete a feasibility study for regional food hubs throughout the state.  The selected proposal will be funded through the USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant.

RELEASE: Lt. Gov. Ellspermann to Present at Biofuels Hearing   INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney today led an Indiana delegation to address the importance of renewable fuels as part of a comprehensive energy plan at the “Hearing in the Heartland: Supporting the Renewable Fuels Standard” hosted by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.   A number of senior state officials from the Midwest are meeting in Des Moines to testify about the changes in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposed by the Obama Administration.