Livestock Grants Awarded to Indiana Organizations Including Washington County Goat Association

(UNDATED) – The Indiana State Department of Agriculture awarded more than $72,000 in grant funding to 18 projects designed to promote and increase the state’s livestock sector including the Washington County Goat Association.

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch

“The livestock sector in Indiana is vital to our agriculture industry,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “The grants awarded today will help fund innovation and create new jobs, which will take Indiana’s livestock to the Next Level and further strengthen our state’s economy.” 

These matching grants were awarded to non-profit organizations, commissions, and associations, who were eligible to receive a 50 percent match by the state. The funding can be used for promotional or market development purposes and projects were selected based on those that had the greatest impact on Indiana agriculture.

This years’ projects fund a variety of proposals, from FFA chapters and the dairy sector to livestock shows and animal workforce readiness programs.

Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director

“Animal agriculture is a large part of the $31.2 billion that agriculture contributes to our economy,” said Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director. “These projects impact different sectors of animal agriculture and they each have a unique purpose. I look forward to the work being done to further develop this critical industry.”

The following list includes the organizations that received funding for the 2020 grant cycle.

OrganizationProjectAward Amount 
Feeding Indiana’s HungryFood to Every Table$2,000
Hoosiers Feeding the
Hungry 
“Meat” the need$7,500
Indiana Beef Cattle
Association 
Hoosier Beef Congress$2,500
Indiana’s Board of
Animal Health
Buyer’s Guides$1,000
Indiana Dairy
Producers
2020 IDP Regional Dairy
Meetings
$3,500
Indiana Forage
Council 
Making a difference on the farm
with improved grazing systems
$7,000
Indiana Hereford
Association 
2020 Indiana Hereford Bred &
Owned Program
$1,750
Indiana Horse
Council Foundation 
A good foundation clinic and horse
show 
$3,500
Indiana Milk Quality Professionals, Inc. Indiana Milk Quality Conference $3,500
Indiana State Fair
Foundation
2020 Youth Development $5,000
Indiana State
Fairgrounds
2020 Breeders Cup Stud Ram Sale &
Exposition 
$10,000
Maconaquah FFA Maconaquah Agriculture Program $2,000
North Putnam
Dollars for Scholars
Putnam County Farm to Fork Dinner Scholarships$1,500
Ohio County Fair
Board
Ohio County Preview Show $2,000
Purdue University Exploring the Turkey industry to
increase a poultry-ready workforce 
$5,000
Sullivan FFA ChapterWabash Valley Youth Classic $2,856
Turkey Market
Development
Council 
Turkey for all seasons$10,000
Washington County
Goat Association
Washington County Goat Association
Program 
$1,500

Details and information regarding the 2021 livestock grant cycle will be available early fall.

For more information about ISDA’s livestock promotion and market development grants, click here or visit www.isda.in.gov.

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