Inside Beck’s $62M Expansion Plans

For decades Beck’s has seen tremendous growth, doubling in size every six years… but now, even bigger plans for its northern Hamilton County headquarters. CEO Sonny Beck and IEDC President Elaine Bedel discuss a $62 million expansion that will essentially double production and processing operations at its Atlanta headquarters…and also adding to the 375 workers the company currently has in Indiana.... Read More

Ag+Bio+Science Start-Up Showcase

FoundryX and AgriNovus Indiana teamed up again for the Ag+Bio+Science Start-up Showcase. Meet some of the entrepreneurs who walked away with awards for their innovative agbioscience start-ups. ... Read More

Showcase Winners Highlight Variety in Agbiosciences

An ag startup that originated at Purdue University was one of the big winners at Tuesday’s Ag+Bio+Science Start-up Showcase in Indianapolis. NutraMaize, which specializes in non-GMO orange corn won the People’s Choice award and $2,000 at the event hosted by AgriNovus Indiana. The company’s main product, Professor Torbert’s Orange Corn, was developed by Purdue agronomy […]... Read More

Purdue Ag Week

Purdue Ag Week is a tradition that started in 2012, hosted by students and created to engage the campus community in the importance of agriculture. Multiple new events have been added this year to celebrate Purdue’s Sesquicentennial. Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler and Purdue Ag Week Task Force Chairman Dane Voris Chapman are here with highlights […]... Read More

Agbioscience Innovation Summit Preview

This year’s Agbioscience Innovation Summit will focus on food and ag tech investment trends, start-up activity and innovation in Indiana and beyond.  Speakers from Elanco and the Bee Corp. preview the signature event.... Read More

Corteva Leadership Lays Out Plans

Dow DuPont’s massive new ag division, Corteva Agriscience, will have a major presence in Indiana. Indianapolis will serve as a Global Business Center. We talk with new leadership about its goals. ... Read More

Anderson Welcomes Italpollina

A former General Motors plant in Anderson is now the home for an Italian agbiosciences company. The CEO of Italpollina explains why it’s the perfect spot for the company’s North American headquarters.... Read More

Anderson ‘Perfect Environment’ For Italpollina Operation

The head of an Italian agbiosciences company that has established its North American headquarters in Anderson calls Indiana "the perfect environment for business." During a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday on a former General Motors plant site, Italpollina Chief Executive Officer Luca Bonini said his company is already working on a second production phase that could […]... Read More

FFA National Convention Preview

More than 65,000 future Ag innovators and leaders are about to gather for the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo. CEO Mark Poeschl previews what’s new, including the tech savvy Blue Room and efforts to connect more young people to Ag careers.... Read More

Forbes Calls Indiana ‘Center’ of AgTech Scene

Forbes Media Editor-In-Chief Steve Forbes says hosting the ForbesAgTech Summitin Indianapolis for the first time puts the global event at "the center of it all." The event features dozens of entrepreneurs and leaders in the field at all levels from farmers to innovators. When asked why Indianapolis is the right place for the event, Forbes told Inside […]... Read More

Beck’s Hybrids on the Future of AgTech

Is Ag-Tech Indiana’s next big thing? There’s lots of momentum in the space including the first Forbes Ag Tech Summit in the Midwest visiting Indy. Beck’s Hybrids President Scott Beck weighs-in.... Read More

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.... Read More

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.... Read More

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 […]... Read More

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.... Read More

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.... Read More

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 […]... Read More

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.... Read More

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!... Read More

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.... Read More