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Urban Farming - Indianapolis

What is Urban Farming?

USDA: National Agricultural Library

Urban agriculture allows for the development of a variety of environmental, economic, and social benefits to the surrounding communities.
Urban farming can reduce transportation costs, help reduce runoff associated with heavy rainfall, and lead to better air quality.
Click on the USDA for federal resources, legal information, funding opportunities, recent publications, and historical materials.

Indiana State Department of Agriculture

About the Indiana State Department of Agriculture

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

Indiana Grown

Indiana Grown: YOU WANT LOCAL

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s Indiana Grown initiative was created to promote products that are grown or made by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers! From fresh food grown from our soil to artisan goods crafted with care, we’re here to help you discover what Indiana has to offer.

Whether you like to shop in person or online, buying locally grown and made products has never been easier! Browse our Member Directory and search by location or by category to find local farmers, makers, retailers, orchards, restaurants and more!

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