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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
- Aug. 20 - Kettler comments on Bayer, Elanco Animal Health agreement
- Aug. 16 - Visionary leaders awarded state's highest agricultural honor
- Aug. 15 - Agriculture photo contest winners honored at state fair
- Aug. 14 - Students explore careers in agriculture at state fair
- Aug. 9 - Nearly 100 farm families receive century farming award
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