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Fresh (Local) Fare At The Indiana State Fair

Buy fresh, local goods by Indiana producers at the State Fair.

At Home with Ernie Pyle
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‘At Home with Ernie Pyle’: An Excerpt

Compiling his writings about the state for the first time, a new book reveals just how important those Hoosier ties were to Pyle.

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The New Hoosier Farmers

From Big Ag to organic, rural to urban, and scientist to traditionalist, the following profiles highlight the diverse attitudes and approaches of Indiana’s current agrarian class.

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The New Hoosier Farmer: Is Kind of a Big Deal

Having a 20,000-acre spread, one of the largest farms in one of the nation’s most productive farm states, buys some clout.

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The New Hoosier Farmer: Is a City Girl

If you believe that Indiana farmers are weather-hardened old men who grow corn and soybeans, you might look at these tidy patches of naturally raised produce and see a garden—and, in the pretty thirtysomething who tends them, a gardener.

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The New Hoosier Farmer: Wants to Feed You Better

First planted in 2010, The Feel Good Farm is a 60-acre, certified-organic growing operation near Sheridan, where the suburban sprawl of Hamilton County gives way to a flat landscape of fields, fencerows, and barns.

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The New Hoosier Farmer: Keeps His Animals Happy

Baggott took an early retirement and, in 2010—just a year after ExactTarget surpassed $100 million in annual sales—purchased a 98-acre farm near Greenfield to raise livestock. Never mind that he had no agricultural experience whatsoever.

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The New Hoosier Farmer: Needs a Lawyer

In simpler times, Bowman’s plan might have passed for good old Hoosier ingenuity. Unfortunately, Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company—and a notorious ball-buster—doesn’t see it that way. And neither did the highest court in the land.

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The New Hoosier Farmer: Makes Corn in a Laboratory

This encounter with Bing grew from—ahem—the kernel of an idea: Challenge the traditional definition of “farmer” by highlighting the more contemporary elements in Indiana agriculture.

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