• McKinney Calls Tariffs 'Short-Term Pain'

    Former Indiana Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney says he's "bullish" that some of the steel and aluminum tariff issues that have fueled trade tensions could "sunset" in the coming weeks and months as countries negotiate with the United States.

  • Rural Broadband at Center of New State Position

    Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch has named Scott Rudd as the state's new director of broadband opportunities. Crouch says Rudd will work closely with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to help farmers and farm businesses keep up with advancing technology and help rural communities find ways to attract reliable and affordable high-speed Internet.

  • FFA, AgriNovus Reveal the Blue Room

    A new partnership between Indianapolis-based National FFA Organization and AgriNovus Indiana will help promote agriculture to the next generation. Find out why the Blue Room will be a unique aspect to this year’s conference.

  • Partnership Promoting Ag to Next Generation

    Leaders from the Indianapolis-based National FFA Organization and AgriNovus Indiana have unveiled an initiative designed to expose attendees of the massive annual FFA Convention and Expo to careers and innovation in agriculture. The Blue Room -- a 17,000 square-foot interactive experience -- will focus on experiential learning to help grow the talent pipeline in the sector. 

  • Urban Farm to Bring Opportunities to Ex-Offenders

    A soon-to-open nonprofit urban farm on the south side of Indianapolis aims to give formerly-incarcerated women a chance to "craft a future story" while combating the city's food desert issue. Bellfound Farm spans 17 acres and allows young women to run an urban farm while receiving counseling, coaching and business training.

  • CRG Grow Redefining Farm-to-Table

    Sourcing local produce is one thing. Cunningham Restaurant Group is redefining farm-to-table with its hydroponic greenhouse. We take you inside CRG Grow’s and chat with Founder and Restaurateur Mike Cunningham about his innovation.

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    Indiana Grown Puts Members In Spotlight

    The Indiana Grown initiative's signature event returned today to downtown Indianapolis. Program Manager Heather Tallman says the Monumental Marketplace has already paid dividends in its two-year history. "We had wineries that met blackberry growers that were able to buy blackberries and then distribution who came here and met different people they could start using in restaurants and grocery stores," said Tallman.

  • Healthy Hoosier Oil Rethinking Traditional Crops

    A sixth-generation farmer in Converse has found a new use for his crops, instead of traditional row crop farming, he’s growing canola and sunflowers to make healthy oil! How Healthy Hoosier Oil is also helping sixth-generation Hunt Family Farms in the process!

  • Spensa Technologies Acquired by DTN

    A West Lafayette-based precision agriculture tech startup, has been acquired by Minnesota-based DTN. The CEO of Spensa Technologies shares what the deal means for the company and the state of Indiana.

  • Agbiosciences Opportunities on Display in Fishers

    The co-founder of a wine growing industry software provider founded on Purdue University-licensed technology says events like Tuesday's AgBiosciences Startup Showcase at Launch Fishers provide more than just support for the field. David Ebert of West Lafayette-based VinSense LLC says he hopes the gathering will help attract attention from potential talent and investors.

  • Indiana Grown, Eskenazi Health Strike Up Local Food Connection

    The associate director of culinary services and business operations at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis hopes a new partnership with the state's Indiana Grown initiative could nudge more anchor institutions throughout the state to look locally to source food. Seth Grant says such partnerships could have a real impact on the Indiana economy, environment and health of Hoosiers.

  • Ethanol Industry Key Economic Driver in Indiana

    The chief executive officer from one of the country's foremost biofuel trade associations, says the ethanol industry is a "big part" of the state's economy. Indiana is the nation's fifth largest producer of ethanol, a renewable, earth-friendly biofuel made from feedstock, primarily corn. Inside INdiana Business talks to Growth Energy Chief Executive Officer Emily Skor about the economic and environmental benefits of using ethanol fuel. 

  • Program Promoting Tech in Ag

    Indiana organizers and participants in the National Football League and American Dairy Association's "Fuel Up to Play 60" program say the benefits go beyond health. Abby Evans, a student who helped bring the program to Brownsburg High School, says a trip to a dairy farm as part of a national student summit opened her eyes to new options for a career in ag.

  • Ag Secretary Talks Farm Bill in Indy

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue's "Back to Our Roots" tour stopped today in Indianapolis. Perdue says the goal is to get input on the 2018 Farm Bill from farmers, producers, students, political leaders and other stakeholders. The tour, one of two he will lead this summer, also includes stops in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.

  • 'Monumental Marketplace' Celebrates Hoosier Producers

    Nearly 100 food and ag-related producers from throughout the state helped celebrate the Indiana Grown initiative's second anniversary today at the first-ever Monumental Marketplace event. Products available ranged from meat, produce and flowers to soap and sunflower oil. 

  • Ag Industry Puts Heads Together For Strategic Plan

    Key stakeholders from the state's agriculture sector have released a strategic plan designed to boost the sector over the next decade. The major priorities include supporting infrastructure improvement efforts, extending high-speed broadband to all parts of the state and better coordinating ag education standards between educators and the industry.

  • Huntington University Zeroing in on Ag

    Huntington University recently received approval from the Indiana Department of Education to offer an agricultural education degree. The northeast Indiana school also launched its Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies two years ago and broke ground on the Ware Plant Science Production Facility this Spring.

  • Indiana's New Culinary, Agritourism Initiative

    Agritourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the tourism industry, and Indiana wants in on the action. Exclusive details on a push to make Indiana a culinary and agritourism destination.

  • Rebranding Reflects Indiana's IoT Growth

    The chief executive officer of Fishers-based ClearObject, formerly known as CloudOne, says its new brand shows the company's focus on what he calls "the biggest thing since anything." John McDonald says the Internet of Things "fundamentally changes absolutely everything," adding IoT impacts everything people do in their daily lives.

  • Owning a Business in Indiana 'Natural Advantage'

    The Indiana Chamber named Atlanta-based Beck's Hybrids Chief Executive Officer Sonny Beck as its Business Leader of the Year. During an interview, Beck told Inside INdiana Business that owning a business in Indiana is a 'natural advantage'.

  • New AgBiosciences Talent Report

    AgriNovus Indiana is out with a new report on talent. Find out why Indiana is in a good position, and where work needs to be done.

  • FFA Returns to Indianapolis

    Tens of thousands of agriculturally minded teens will soon be swarming the streets of Indianapolis as the National FFA Convention & Expo makes a comeback! We talk with a FFA executive about its long-term return, and what to expect this year.

  • Mark Poeschl took over as CEO of National FFA Organization in August 2016.

    FFA CEO Talks Convention's Return to Indianapolis

    The National FFA Convention & Expo has returned to downtown Indianapolis for the first time since 2012. National FFA Organization Chief Executive Officer Mark Poeschl talks to Inside INdiana Business about the economic impact of the event on the city.

  • Ag Pioneer Named Life Sciences Champion

    An Indiana life sciences leader focused on feeding a growing global population is the winner of the 2016 Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year Award. Sheridan-based JBS United founder John Swisher was honored today at the Indiana Life Sciences Summit in Indianapolis. Swisher talks to Inside Indiana Business about receiving the honor.

  • Purdue Extension's Online Resource For Healthy Food

    Purdue Extension has created an online hub for information about healthy foods. In the Business of Health, Barbara Lewis chats with the program administrator about how FoodLink works.

  • Red Gold Launches Crush Hunger Campaign

    From crushed tomatoes to crushing hunger. Indiana Ag icon Red Gold is teaming up with hunger-relief powerhouse Feed America for a new campaign.

  • Pictured: CEO of Tom Farms, Kip Tom.

    Agribusiness CEO: Future Depends on Tech

    The chief executive officer of a northern Indiana crop production, sales and service company believes the only way to feed future generations will be through the use of technology like the Internet of Things. Kip Tom of Tom Farms in Leesburg talks to Inside INdiana Business about the state of  IoT in Indiana.

  • CloudOne CEO John McDonald discusses the state of IoT in Indiana.

    Tech CEO Says Indiana Has Capability to Become ‘Global Leader’ in IoT

    The chief executive officer of Fishers-based CloudOne Inc. says Indiana has the potential to be a global leader in the Internet of Things space. John McDonald sits down with Inside INdiana Business to discuss how the state’s top industries, including agriculture, advanced manufacturing and logistics, are especially important to the IoT sector.

  • Holcomb Unveils Economic Development Plan

    The Republican candidate for governor says talent and infrastructure are among the top priorities in his economic development plan. Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb announced his four step plan at DeveloperTown in Indianapolis.

  • Behind Big Boss BBQ and the Pig Pen-to-Plate Model

    A 170-year-old family farm is boosting its hog operation and getting into the BBQ business. We talk with Sands Farms about Big Boss BBQ and its pig pen to plate model.

  • Rubicon Agriculture a Part of the Solution for Food Deserts

    Greenfield-based Rubicon Agriculture is using hydroponics to grow an acre’s worth of fresh produce inside a 40-foot shipping container. The young company believes its AgroBoxes are the future of produce and a piece of the solution for food deserts.

  • Purdue Dedicates Phenotyping Facility

    A facility that Purdue University officials consider the first of its kind for any university in the nation is now open. The $10 million Indiana Corn and Soybean Innovation Center is located at Purdue's Agronomy Center for Research and Education and is part of the larger Purdue Moves initiative that began in 2013.

  • 2016 ‘Indiana Companies to Watch’

    Fourteen businesses state-wide were recognized as the 2016 ‘Indiana Companies to Watch’. Newly appointed Indiana Economic Development Corporation Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Ian Steff talks about the importance of the event to Governor Mike Pence’s $1 billion innovation and entrepreneurship initiative.

  • New App Connects and Markets Farmers to Prospective Landowners

    Farmers now have some high tech help when it comes to growing their operation and marketing to prospective landowners. The co-founder of Fetch Bird Dog explains a new mobile app.

  • Image of John Gregg (left) and Eric Holcomb (right) courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts.

    Holcomb, Gregg Focus on Agriculture, Rural Communities

    Gubernatorial candidates John Gregg, a Democrat, and Eric Holcomb, a Republican, discuss some of the top issues facing agricultural stakeholders and Hoosiers in rural communities.

  • Business is Gouda For Indiana Cheesemaker

    A northern Indiana environmental technology company is finding success in diversifying and taking advantage of the growing "farm to fork" movement. Rochester-based RapidView LLC has opened the Schnabeltier creamery and winery in Fulton County.

  • Morgantown Farm Growing Tilapia

    Nature's Gift Aquaponics is a family-owned farm in Morgantown that grows fresh produce and tilapia year-round. Founder John Woodbury explains the aquaponics system and talks about his efforts to sell fresh tilapia at local stores and restaurants.

  • Ag Faces Workforce Challenges, Too

    Indiana Youth Institute President Bill Stanczykiewicz says the push to get young people interested in ag careers is a challenge. He and Indianapolis-based National FFA Organization COO Josh Bledsoe discuss the multitude of career paths available.