State Department of Agriculture Program: Indiana
State Department of Agriculture of Indiana
Indiana agriculture will be a global leader in innovation and commercialization for food, fuel and fiber production.
ISDA will support growth in Indiana agriculture by serving as an advocate at the local, state and federal level; defining and nurturing economic opportunity in the food, fuel and fiber sectors; and enhancing the stewardship of natural resources on agricultural land.
Indiana Grown: Indiana State Department of Agriculture created Indiana Grown – a statewide branding initiative. By allowing our members to use the Indiana Grown logo on their products, the initiative aims to not only form a clearer designation of which products truly come from Indiana, but to also help Hoosier consumers easily identify and buy these products.
The three major components of the initiative include:
* Helping Indiana farmers and producers have a greater market for their products.
* Supporting Indiana processers in their effort to process more Indiana Grown products.
* Educating consumers on the importance of buying Indiana Grown products.
Core Customers: Retail and Food Service
Indiana is home to a number of important customers who are ideal to look at for distribution. These include The Finish Line, Hat World/Lids, Shoe Carnival, HH Gregg, Family Express, GasAmerica Services, Mac’s, Martin and Bayley, Swifty Oil, United Consumers Club, Big R Stores, Fleet Supply, Smith Farm Stores, Thrifty Supply, Buehler Foods, Martin’s Foods, Strack and Van Til, Winkler Distribution, HWI, Independent Stationers, Rust Wholesale, Novelty Inc, Buck Stop, The Great Escape Theatres, Clark Food Service, Aramark, Sodexo, Compass, Delaware North, Indiana Concession Supply, Ritter’s Frozen Custard, Noble Roman’s Pizza, The Steak and Shake Co, MCL Cafeterias, White Lodging Services, Hall Drive Ins, Greek’s Pizza, Lloyd’s Ice Cream, The Pizza King, Crystal Food Services, General Hotels Corp, Next Generation Vending, Schoop’s Burgers and others.