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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: June 17, 2014 ISDA Announces Organic Certification Cost Share

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) has announced that for the Fiscal Year 2014, individual organic producers (crops, wild crops, and/or livestock) and/or handlers are eligible for reimbursement of 75 percent of their 2014 (October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014) certification costs, up to a maximum of $750, per category of certification.

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.