The Lieutenant Governor's Office and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture envision Indiana to be a “global center for food and agricultural innovation and commercialization.” In the spirit of this vision, the State Department of Agriculture has established the AgriVision Award to recognize one Hoosier for their contribution to agriculture and Indiana.
Currently in its 11th year, the AgriVision Award is open to any Indiana resident and all sectors of agriculture – from bioenergy to livestock to trade. It was specifically created to honor an individual who has reshaped Indiana agriculture through their visionary ideas in innovation, technology and/or agribusiness.
The 2017 award was presented to Beth Bechdol, Director of Agribusiness Strategies at Ice Miller and President and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana, and Dr. Jay Akridge, Interim Provost at Purdue University during the Lt. Governor's Celebration of Agriculture at the 2017 Indiana State Fair.
We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back in June for additional information.