Thursday, March 10, 2011

Statehouse displays capture love of Indiana food and its farmers

Media Advisory
INDIANAPOLIS (March 10, 2011) — As part of the celebration of Agriculture Appreciation Month,  Indiana’s Family of Farmers (IFoF), a coalition of more than a dozen ag-related organizations, will provide ag-related displays that highlight the products and services Indiana farmers provide Indiana families. Hoosiers are encouraged to visit the Statehouse South Atrium March 14-16 to learn more about where their food comes from and the many Indiana farmers who provide the wide array of products needed to ensure a dependable supply of it -- as well as fuel and fiber.

As part of the effort to help consumers make that vital connection, visitors can enjoy an interactive experience with the traveling exhibit for the Indiana Humanities Council’s two-year Food for Thought initiative, which examines and celebrates the ways food helps to define Indiana’s culture. The Food for Thought program considers food in the context of history, law, politics, science, the arts, religion, ethnicity and our place in the world.  Here is a glimpse of the exhibit:

What:            Indiana’s Family of Farmers Ag Displays 
           Indiana Humanities Council’s Food for Thought Exhibit

When:          Monday, March 14 thru Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Time:            All day until 3 p.m. Wednesday

Where:         Indiana Statehouse, South Atrium
                         Indianapolis, IN

About Indiana’s Family of Farmers
Indiana’s Family of Farmers grows the grains, produce and meat you eat every day.
We believe that quality farming means quality food that is good for you, your family and the environment. Food for your family, from our family.

About the Indiana Humanities Council
The Indiana Humanities Council connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage people to think, read, talk and listen. Learn more at


Contact information:
Jeannie Keating, Manager of Media Relations
Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Kristen Fuhs Wells, Communications Director
Indiana Humanities Council
317.638.1500 x125,

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