March 19, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau highlights successes in 2018

INFB president Randy Kron and director of public policy Katrina Hall commend Farm Bureau members for their tireless efforts to further ag and rural friendly legislation during the 2018 session of the Indiana General Assembly. READ MORE

March 16, 2018
Farm Bureau declares success in legislature

Indiana Farm Bureau credits member involvement and advocacy in advancing action on rural internet access and other agriculture related issues during the 2018 session of the Indiana General Assembly. READ MORE

March 13, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau honors outstanding volunteers at 2018 Spring Conference

Twelve Indiana Farm Bureau volunteers and two county Farm Bureau programs were recognized at the organization's 2018 Spring Conference for advancing agricultural literacy in their local schools and communities. Marlene Fudge of Rush County was named the Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year. READ MORE

March 06, 2018
Farm lobby focused on keeping us fed

State government relations director Justin Schneider's editorial in The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette outlines the reasons why protecting livestock farmers and their operations is a priority for Indiana Farm Bureau. READ MORE

March 02, 2018
Effort to allow Hoosier farmers to grow industrial hemp stalls after governor intervenes

Justin Schneider, state government relations director for Indiana Farm Bureau, doesn’t view the changing of HB1137 into a study committee as the end of legalization of industrial hemp in Indiana, but as a delay. He still sees opportunity for legalization to create jobs for farmers and others wanting to make hemp-based products. READ MORE

February 20, 2018
Helping the hungry: local young farmers program honored

The Bartholomew County Farm Bureau Young Farmer program was twice honored at the Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Conference for their contributions of time and money in the fight against hunger. President Austin McKinney and Vice President Lorna Meyer are both gratified by the recognition of their efforts on behalf of the Love Chapel food party, and their involvement in Young Farmers. READ MORE

February 17, 2018
Farm Bureau Young Farmers presents awards

Indiana Farm Bureau honored young farmers at their Young Farmer Conference in late January as individuals serving in leadership roles: husband and wife teams representing their INFB Districts on the State Young Farmer Committee, and through their county young farmer programs. READ MORE

February 14, 2018
Don Lamb elected to county council in caucus

Boone County farmer and business owner Don Lamb was elected to the Boone County Council in a caucus on Tuesday, February 13. He credits Indiana Farm Bureau with inspiring him to run for the open seat. Lamb and his wife, Jodie, came up through the ranks at Farm Bureau and won INFB's Young Farmer Achievement Award in 1997. He currently serves as the Boone County Farm Bureau vice president. READ MORE

February 13, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau hosts Legislator Appreciation Day

More than 40 women from Indiana Farm Bureau met with their legislators at the Statehouse on February 13 for INFB's annual Women's Leadership Committee Legislator Appreciation Day. It was an opportunity for the women to talk about the organization's 2018 legislative priorities - protecting farmers and their operations; strengthening rural quality of life, limiting annexation and ensuring assessment uniformity - and how these issues affect them personally. READ MORE

February 07, 2018
Township consolidation bill, HB1005, dies in House

Katrina Hall, Indiana Farm Bureau's director of public policy thanks INFB members for quickly stepping up to oppose House Bill 1005 that would have consolidated Indiana townships. READ MORE

February 06, 2018
Ag nutrient alliance hires executive director

Ben Wicker brings years of experience to his role as the executive director of the newly-formed Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance. The alliance, also known as IANA, is a partnership of 14 agriculture organizations, government agencies and academia, including Indiana Farm Bureau and the United States Department of Conservation Service in Indiana, working to improve soil health and nutrient management practices. READ MORE

February 05, 2018
No change in livestock laws would be victory

One of Indiana Farm Bureau's 2018 legislative priorities is to protect livestock farmers and their operations. Justin Schneider and Greg Slipher of INFB's public policy team speak to two pieces of legislation that could pose a threat to the organization's commitment to support and maintain current regulations for livestock producers READ MORE

February 03, 2018
White County needs to expand agriculture related businesses

White County Farm Bureau president and business owner Jeff Demerly shared some of the challenges facing agriculture, at the local, state and national levels, when he spoke to the Rotary Club of Monticello on Feb. 2. Demerly, who owns Demerly Ag Plus, was the recipient of INFB's 2017 Young Farmer Excellence in Ag Award. READ MORE

February 02, 2018
Farmers: Broadband access is vital

Indiana Farm Bureau members Mark York and Lana Wallpe describe how the lack of broadband internet service affects their farm operations in Wabash and Benton counties. READ MORE

January 12, 2018
Bill would eliminate more than 300 Indiana townships

Katrina Hall, INFB's director of public policy, outlines the organization's concerns about township reform bill. READ MORE

January 11, 2018
A new Hoosier member of AFBF Women’s Leadership Committee Board

Indiana Farm Bureau's Cindy Ramsey continues to seek opportunities to lead as she educates and advocates for agriculture. Her newest opportunity will be as Midwest representative on the American Farm Bureau Federation's Women's Leadership Committee. Ramsey was elected to a two-year term at the AFBF annual convention in Nashville, Tenn. READ MORE

January 10, 2018
Indiana Farm Bureau to protect livestock farmers, operations

Director of Public Policy Katrina Hall explains why Indiana Farm Bureau has made protecting livestock farmers and their operations a 2018 legislative priority; and why accurately showing and telling the story of livestock production is so important. READ MORE

January 04, 2018
Farm Bureau lays out legislative priorities as session begins

Indiana farmers had the opportunity to meet with their legislators during Indiana Farm Bureau's 9th annual legislative kickoff on January 3, 2018. Among the day's speakers were Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Justin Schneider, director of state government relations for INFB. READ MORE

January 01, 2018
Controversial issues bring emotions into play

Greg Slipher, Indiana Farm Bureau's livestock specialist, uses a fact based decision-making approach when consulting with rural communities on proposed confined livestock operations. READ MORE

December 21, 2017
A big step by Indiana agriculture to advance natural resource efforts on the farm

Indiana Farm Bureau, USDA's Indiana Natural Resources Conservation Service and 12 other organizations have formed a new non-profit called the Indiana Nutrient Alliance (IANA). Indiana State Conservationist Jane Hardisty, who announced the partnership at INFB's state convention, says the group will build upon the state's successes in improving soil health and nutrient management, and involve more Hoosier farmers in those efforts. READ MORE