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The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was established as a separate state agency by the Legislature in 2005. Administratively, ISDA reports to the Lt. Governor, 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.
ISDA has five main divisions:
- Economic Development
- Public Affairs
- Indiana FFA Association
- Soil Conservation
- Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency
- April 12 - Agriculture remains the backbone of Indiana, census shows
- April 9 - Indiana Grown's Monumental Marketplace returns in June
- April 4 - Indiana Land Resources Council meeting
- March 27 - Farmers’ Market coming to Indianapolis International Airport
- March 22 - Meeting Notice: Indiana Grain Indemnity Corporation Meeting
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