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Getting Started: Life on the family farm

The state of Indiana is known for its rich history of farming, and its farmers are leading the way in adopting sustainable practices to protect the environment for future generations.

Don Lamb, the Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, is a second-generation farmer who is passionate about the role of agriculture in building a sustainable future.

He emphasizes that sustainability is all about longevity, preserving the soil, and keeping it healthy by preventing erosion and other environmental damage.

In addition to taking care of the environment, Indiana farmers are also working to create economic opportunities for their communities.

Through initiatives like the Indiana Grown program, smaller farmers and entrepreneurs can build their businesses and connect with consumers who value locally sourced products.

At the heart of Indiana’s agricultural community are the people who make it all possible. Lamb emphasizes that the key to success is working with great people who are passionate about what they do.

Indiana serves as a model for sustainable agriculture and economic development. It’s an exciting time to be a part of agriculture, and the future looks bright for Indiana’s farming communities.

This content is made possible by the Indiana Economic Development Center.