Indiana Farm Bureau celebrates 100th anniversary
Today is Indiana Farm Bureau’s 100th anniversary.
On March 25, 1919, the organization was created to protect the interests of farmers through education, legislation, and more. A century later the organization continues to promote and advocate for Indiana’s agriculture industry.
Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron says the organization has a tremendous history.
“There was a group of farmers that realized if they worked together, they could have a better voice across Indiana-not only here at the statehouse but also in local governments,” he says.
Indiana Farm Bureau is celebrating its anniversary all year, but there was a special event in honor of its founding today at the Indiana Statehouse.
Kron tells Brownfield it’s hard to put into words what it means to serve as president of Indiana Farm Bureau.
“I’ll just say it’s our volunteers and members that make the organization what it is,” he says. “They’re the ones that engage legislators and engage at the county government level and they make a difference.”
Audio: Randy Kron, Indiana Farm Bureau
Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says Indiana Farm Bureau’s rich heritage has made a huge impact on the state.
“They’ve educated farmers and the public on agricultural issues, they’ve been a strong advocate for the farmer and for ag businesses,” she says. “They’ve had an incredible influence on agriculture here in the state of Indiana.”
Audio: Suzanne Crouch, Indiana Lieutenant Governor
Crouch read a proclamation signed by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb declaring today Indiana Farm Bureau day.