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Grants awarded to foster growth, promote Indiana’s livestock industry INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 15, 2018) —

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) awarded more than $65,000 to nine projects aimed at fostering growth and promoting Indiana’s livestock industry. “We are dedicated to taking Indiana agriculture to the Next Level, and through these grants, there is opportunity for the livestock industry to continue to thrive,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “I look forward to seeing the innovative ways these recipients use the funds.” Most of this year’s livestock promotion and market development grants will be used to conduct and support industry shows, educational programs, exhibitions and conferences throughout Indiana. Projects were evaluated and selected based upon those that had the greatest impact across all sectors of Indiana agriculture. “With more than 20,000 animal agriculture operations in Indiana, the importance of our livestock industry cannot be overstated,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA Director. “These projects will help grow and support this vital sector, which families and communities across the state rely on.” The following list includes the organizations that received funding for the 2018 grant cycle:


Organization: Indiana Milk Quality Professionals Award: $10,000

Project: Indiana Milk Quality Conference


Organization: Elkhart Community Schools Award: $2,700 Project: Agriculture Days


Organization: Indiana Dairy Producers Award: $15,000 Project: 2019 Dairy Forum


Organization: Indiana State Fair Foundation Award: $8,500 Project: Various shows/promotional events


Organization: Indiana State Board of Animal Health Award: $922 Project: Dairy Producers and Meat & Poultry Buyers Guide printing


Organization: All American Junior Sheep Show 2018 Award: $18,000 Project: All American Junior Sheep Show – Indiana


Organization: Indianapolis Charity Horse Show Award: $6,000 Project: Indianapolis Charity Horse Show


Organization: Indiana Forage Council Award: $2,250 Project: Excellent forage management makes a difference (N. Indiana)


Organization: Dearborn County 4-H Award: $3,000 Project: Education through livestock learning lab kits and banners


All submitted grant proposals were reviewed by a committee of industry professionals to determine the awarded submissions. Details and information regarding the 2019 livestock grant cycle will be available early fall. For more information about ISDA’s livestock promotion and market development grants, visit or contact ISDA Grant Program Manager Ann McCambridge at ### ABOUT ISDA The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was established as a separate state agency by the Legislature in 2005. Administratively, ISDA reports to Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. Major responsibilities include advocacy for Indiana agriculture at the local, state and federal level, managing soil conservation programs, promoting economic development and agricultural innovation, serving as a regulatory ombudsman for agricultural businesses, and licensing grain firms throughout the state



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