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On June 25, 2009 Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman presented a roadmap for continued growth in Indiana agriculture at Kelsay Dairy, a six generation dairy farm in rural Johnson County. The roadmap is an update to the Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s strategic plan and will guide the Department’s focus over the next four years.
Indiana agriculture will be a global leader in innovation and commercialization for food, fuel and fiber production.
ISDA will support growth in Indiana agriculture by serving as an advocate at the local, state and federal level; defining and nurturing economic opportunity in the food, fuel and fiber sectors; and enhancing the stewardship of natural resources on agricultural land.
Strategies & Initiatives
ISDA resources are devoted to nine initiatives under three strategies:
Advocacy (Outreach, Regulatory Coordination and Policy Development Initiatives): Serve as an advocate for Indiana agriculture at the local, state and federal level.
Environmental Stewardship: Enhance the stewardship of natural resources on agricultural land in a manner that creates value-added opportunity for producers and assists agriculture stakeholders with current and future regulatory challenges.
Economic Opportunity (Hardwoods, Entrepreneurship, Livestock, International Trade and Bioenergy Initiatives): Define and nurture economic opportunity, including technology development, in the food, fuel and fiber sectors.