Indiana’s On-Farm Network Has New Partners, New Look and New Name

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 18, 2015) — With Indiana farmers looking for ways to improve soil health and water quality in their communities, Indiana’s On-Farm Network is gearing up for 2015 with a new look, new name and new partners.

On-Farm Network, a program first developed by the Iowa Soybean Association, debuted in Indiana in 2010. After finding success in several Indiana counties, local ag industry partners adapted the program for Indiana farmers. In early 2015, the program was renamed INfield Advantage, referencing advantages for farmers who are interested in optimizing their inputs and validating their infield management practices.

Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Purdue Extension and the Indiana Conservation Partnership will continue to provide support for this newly renamed program.

For more information, visit www.INfieldAdvantage.org.

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Contacts: Meg Leader, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, 317-232-8770 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Megan Kuhn, Indiana Soybean Alliance & Indiana Corn Marketing Council, 317-614-0377 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INfield Advantage is a proactive, collaborative opportunity for farmers to collect and understand personalized, on-farm data to optimize their management opportunities to, ultimately, improve their bottom line and benefit the environment. For more information, visit www.INfieldAdvantage.org.

The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives. For more information, visit www.incorn.org.

The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds and the development of sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA is working to build new markets for soybeans through the promotion of biodiesel, livestock, grain marketing, aquaculture, new soybean uses, and research. ISA is led by an elected farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 28,000 Indiana soybean farmers and promotes policies on behalf of the ISA’s 800 dues-paying members. Visit www.indianasoybean.com for more information.

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was established as a separate state agency by the Legislature in 2005. The Director is appointed by the Governor and is a member of the Governor’s Cabinet. Administratively, ISDA reports to Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture. 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.

 

This communication funded with corn and soybean checkoff dollars