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Indiana State Department of Agriculture

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ISDA > Learn more about ISDA > Welcome > Goals Goals

Updated ISDA Goals include:


  • To be a statewide leader in economic development, encouraging and promoting growth in the state via job creation and revenue enhancement in all agricultural sectors, including the attraction and starting of sophisticated, value-added agribusinesses.
  • Making ISDA the first point of contact for advocacy, planning and zoning and regulatory coordination issues under our jurisdiction.
  • ISDA's DCS will increase agriculture economic benefits by assisting Indiana' farmers to practice advanced agronomic technologies in order to protect and improve soil and water quality.
  • 10 percent increase in Indiana Agriculture's share of the national agricultural GDP by year end, 2016.
  • Each year Indiana's agriculture annual export numbers will exceed that of the national average.
  • Agriculture employment numbers in the state will reach the 2007 employment numbers by year end, 2016.