The Indiana Farm Bureau provides resources to farmers, and advocate for their needs on a legislative level. The group held its state convention on November 15th, part of which was awarding Farm Bureaus at the county level for their efforts. The gathering honors efforts that improved the organization’s influence in the area.
Marshall County and LaPorte County Farm Bureau chapters were both recognized during the event in different categories.
In LaPorte County, a community outreach push was made on issues related to farming and agriculture. Specifically, the LaPorte County Farm Bureau engaged community members by distributing information about Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMO’s. The goal behind the effort was to clarify information about GMO’s and their effects.
Marshall County was recognized by the Indiana Farm Bureau for displaying significant influence in its community. Earlier this year, the Marshall County Farm Bureau held a lunch event with Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. That event allowed area farmers and business owners a chance to ask questions of the congresswoman about her efforts on agriculture and environmental legislation.
Nine Farm Bureau agencies from around the state were recognized.