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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
- Oct. 17 - Longtime IN FFA member competing for top National FFA spot
- Oct. 7 - Indiana agriculture director attends U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement signing ceremony
- Oct. 2 - Temporary, emergency storage available to licensed grain facilities
- Sept. 26 - Motorists: Watch for slow-moving farm vehicles
- Sept. 23 - Indiana Grown Commission Meeting
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