Agriculture

The fertile Whitewater Valley encouraged settlers to stop their westward movement and settle the area in the early 1800's. Area farmers continue to reap rewards with innovative farming techniques today. Wayne County has a strong agricultural base in grain (corn, soybeans, oats, wheat, canola), beef, pork, and poultry.

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Local Farm Service Organizations

Extension Office (Purdue CES)
County Administration Building, 401 East Main Street
Richmond, IN 47374
765.973.9281 or 765.973.9283

Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture
823 South Round Barn Road
Richmond, IN 47374
765.966.0191

Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District
823 South Round Barn Road
Richmond, IN 47374
765.966.0191 Ext. 3

Local Food Sources and Agricultural Tourism

Farmer's Market Search

Going Local - database of local Indiana food producers

Harvest Calendar: Indiana Fruits & Vegetables

Indiana Agritourism and Farmers' Market Online Directory

Business of Agriculture

Corn Growers Guidebook

Forage Information

Purdue Agronomy On-Line!

Indiana Market Maker

Indiana Woodlands Information

Ag Commodity Market Prices

Grain Elevators

Cargill AgHorizons
3185 East Old State Road 122
Boston, IN
765.935.1621

Harvest Land Co-op
1435 Northwest 5th Street
Richmond, IN 47374
765.966.6082

4379 Jacksonburg Road
Hagerstown, IN
765.489.4141

Economy, IN
765.886.5616

State and Federal Government Agencies

Indiana: Department of Agriculture -includes many links to all Indiana farm related agencies, including government offices, Purdue extension links, and weather sites.

Indiana State Board of Animal Health

U. S. Department of Agriculture

For Farm Families

Retirement Estimator for Farm Families

Hoosier Homestead Award - sponsored by the Indiana Office of the Commissioner of agriculture, recognizes farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 consecutive years.

Education and History

AGRICOLA - National Agriculture Library

Hagerstown FFA

Indiana Farming: Yesterday and Today - by Conner Prairie

Historic Agricultural Implements- by Conner Prarie

A look at Agriculture in Indiana

Educating About Agriculture - ideas, resources and links from the American Farm Bureau Foundation

History of American Agriculture 1776 to 1990 - by the USDA, timeline for everything from "Life on the Farm", to "Machinery", to "Government Programs"

National Ag Safety Database

Purdue: School of Agriculture

USDA for Kids

Statistics

USDA's Agriculture Fact Book - a compendium of thousands of facts presented in thumbnail essay, chart, table, and map formats that discuss the various aspects of US agriculture. The AFBanswers questions about what Americans eat and what it costs, the structure of agriculture, and rural America, among others. Users can also find detailed organizational information about the Department.

Indiana Agricultural Statistics

Indiana Fact Sheet

Indiana Rankings

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Wayne County, Indiana is home to three universities. Indiana University East, Earlham College, and Ivy Tech State College as well as two seminaries, Earlham School of Religion [Quaker] and Bethany Theological Seminary [Church of the Brethren].