New Indiana Grown Program to Promote Hoosier Produce
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Today Lt. Governor Becky Skillman launched the new Indiana Grown program at the Expo Hall on the Indiana State Fair Grounds. The announcement comes in conjunction with the start of the Indiana Artisan Marketplace.
Indiana Grown is a cooperative effort among farmers, processors, wholesalers, retailers and restaurants and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) to brand and promote Indiana produce and production. The new certification program encompasses everything from produce and field crops to dairy, meat and poultry products, to horticulture.
“This program will provide the visual recognition long needed to better showcase the wide variety of fresh, high quality foods and products our Hoosier growers have to offer,” said Lt. Governor Becky Skillman, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Our goal is to help families from not only here in our state but around the globe easily identify and buy Indiana-grown products.”
Membership into the Indiana Grown program is via an application and acceptance by ISDA. All farm producers, specialty food producers, and others engaged in the production of agricultural products in Indiana are eligible to apply.
Source: State of Indiana