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March 16, 2015

Convention Center in Downtown Indianapolis


100 S Capitol

Indianapolis, IN 46225


Registration Is Now Open 


How agriculture can spur economic growth in communities is the topic of the 9th annual Indiana Livestock, Forage and Grain Forum. The one-day educational event will be Monday, March 16, at the Indianapolis Convention Center.  More than 500 Indiana grain farmers, livestock producers and industry representatives are expected to attend this year’s event alongside community and economic development leaders.


Forum speakers and panelists will focus on local economic development and how agriculture can fuel community and county economic growth.


The Forum will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast; the general session will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. Lunch and networking opportunities are included.


Indiana Soybean Alliance is sponsoring this year’s forum with support from Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Farm Credit Mid-America.


Cost to attend is $25 and pre-registration is required.



8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast


9:00 a.m. Welcome to the Forum – Emcee Dave Russell, Brownfield Network


Panel Discussion: Let’s Talk Turkey about Economic Development focusing on how an Indiana ag company brought economic development to southwestern Indiana.

  • Ted Seger, Farbest Foods, Inc. - President
  • Ryan Downes, Farbest Foods, Inc. - Sales & Marketing


Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann: Unveiling of ISDA's new strategic dairy plan strategy


Panel Discussion: From Barns to Bacon focusing on how investment in agriculture brings community value

  • Kendell Culp, Jasper County Commissioner
  • Steve Eberly, Warren County Economic Development Organization - Executive Director
  • Danita Rodibaugh, Rodibaugh & Sons
  • Ryan Sands, Sands Farms


11:30 a.m. Lunch

  • Beck’s Beyond the Fence Awards


12:30 p.m. Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, Indiana National Guard: “How the Guard, a Feed Company, the Community can make a Difference for Indiana”

Sponsored by: Indiana Corn Marketing Council


1:00 p.m. Closing remarks


1:30 p.m.  Indiana Dairy Producers Annual Meeting


The forum is brought to you by:

Indiana Soybean Alliance
Indiana Beef Cattle Association
Indiana Forage Council
Indiana Dairy Producers
American Dairy Association, Indiana Inc.
Indiana Pork
Indiana Corn Marketing Council

Indiana Farm Bureau
Indiana Board of Animal Health
Purdue Extension
Indiana State Department of Agriculture



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