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plan to grow rural indiana

Friday, November 01, 2019 16:39 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

The state wants agriculture to be more of a job creator.

A new online map illustrates all of the farming and forestry assets in each county.....

Communities might see that livestock is a major holding.....then go after meat processing firms

to create jobs.

Bruce Kettler is director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

He says the program lets small towns know there are more options.....for growing their

economies.

He says local leaders across the statewide are being informed about the new initiative....

and how to use it.

Kettler says the potential is great due to the density of agriculture in the state and the amount of

companies needing raw materials to make their products.

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