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New Lt. Gov. Ellspermann Outlines Vision of IN Agriculture

January 8, 2013

On Monday, Sue Ellspermann will become Lt. Governor of Indiana and the state's 2nd Secretary of Agriculture. At Indiana Farm Bureau's legislative kickoff on Tuesday, Ellspermann presented her vision for Indiana agriculture. She said she wants to return Indiana rural communities to the kind of place she grew up in, I remember vibrant rural communities, with lots of people, large farm families, thriving family farms, lots of businesses on main street. She said the rural communities of today are much different places with declining populations, boarded up main streets, and dwindling school enrollments. She said the way to revitalize rural Indiana is with a strong and vibrant agriculture.
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