Supporting rural entrepreneurship will be the focus of next month’s Pulaski County Economic Development Summit. This year’s event, which will be held on April 9 will feature a “Powering Rural” panel discussion.Continue reading
Indiana’s food banks were recently given $300,000 from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. Locally, the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, which serves Marshall, Starke, and four other counties, was given just over $36,000. Food Finders Food Bank, whose 16-county territory includes Pulaski and Fulton counties, has gotten nearly $29,000.
At the Indiana State Fair last Friday, five local farms received the Hoosier Homestead Award, recognizing their families’ century-long commitment to Indiana agriculture. In order to be considered for the Hoosier Homestead Award, farms must be owned by the same family for more than 100 years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products annually. Continue reading
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is accepting submissions for its 9th annual photo contest through the end of the month. It is open to the general public and was established to showcase the hard work and contributions of Hoosier farmers. Continue reading
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is looking to recognize an innovator in the agriculture industry. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 AgriVision Award. Continue reading
Grants are available from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture to promote and market livestock in order to foster growth within the industry. Educational programs, livestock shows and exhibitions, conventions and similar events and projects are eligible to apply for funding. Grant dollars cover things like value-added feasibility studies, research projects, market development and other projects that encourage the development of business and industry related to livestock production, processing and distribution. Continue reading
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is making it an effort to encourage specialty crop-related agricultural businesses throughout the state to take advantage of funding opportunities, as a number of federal grants are available under the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.