Indiana's livestock farmers are contributing to the strength of our communities in ways you might not realize. From improving the financial strength of our state and protecting the environment for future generations to leveraging new technologies to feed a growing world, our farm families are committed to being responsible, trusted neighbors.
New can be scary, and when you don’t know what that something new really is, it’s easy to get caught up in what you hear or see on the Internet. In recent years, Indiana's livestock industry has been faced with many negative perceptions. These perceptions are largely around new or expanding livestock operations, specifically those classified as Confined Feeding Operations (CFOs) or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).
Today’s farms don't quite look like the pastoral images in children’s books or the memories of our grandparent’s farms. Just as you update your smartphone when new technology is available, farmers leverage the newest technology to make producing your food, fiber and fuel efficient and safe for the animals and the environment. Raising livestock in barns is just one way livestock producers are doing just that.
This campaign was created to help engage Indiana community members and leaders in conversations to alleviate these misconceptions and support Indiana’s livestock farmers. After all, they’re the ones putting meat, milk and eggs on your table.
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This campaign is brought to you by: Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Pork, Indiana Farm Bureau, Indiana State Poultry Association, Indiana Beef Cattle Association and Indiana Dairy Producers.
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