INDIANAPOLIS (May 18, 2017)â€” In line with this yearâ€™s Indiana State Fair theme, â€śWonderful World of Food,â€ť the Indiana State Fair and Dow AgroSciences are celebrating the farmers who grow food enjoyed by Hoosier families. One Featured Farm family will be highlighted on each of the 17 days of this yearâ€™s Fair which runs August 4-20.
In its third year, this program celebrates Hoosier agriculture. The 17 farm operations represent all regions of the state and were chosen to align with the 17 different foods being showcased throughout the Fair. Each Featured Farmer grows a component of the featured food for their respective day.
â€śFood is something that connects all Hoosiers, and fairgoers will experience food in new, fun and interactive ways, as well as learn about how Hoosier farmers help feed the world,â€ť said Susanne Wasson, U.S. Crop Protection Leader, Dow AgroSciences. â€śWeâ€™re pleased to again present the Featured Farmers to help consumers connect with the people producing what ultimately ends up on their dinner plate.â€ť
â€śFood is the number one reason people attend the State Fair, so what better way to celebrate than by honoring the Hoosier Farmers who produce the food we eat,â€ť said Cindy Hoye, Executive Director, Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center.
Here are the featured foods, farm operations and counties:
Visitors to the Fair can attend a live chat at the Glass Barn with the Featured Farmer every day of the Fair. For more information on our Featured Farmers, visit our website at IndianaStateFair.com, follow us on social media (@IndyStateFair) and download our mobile app to stay up-to-date on more exciting announcements and information coming soon.
About the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center
The Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center is a modern public event facility that annually hosts more than 400 meetings, shows, sports and agricultural events, including the Indiana State Fair. The year-round management of the Fairgrounds is overseen by the Indiana State Fair Commission which is a quasi-governmental agency that was established in 1992, with the mission to preserve and enhance the Indiana State Fairgrounds and the annual Indiana State Fair for the benefit of all citizens of Indiana. Additional information is available at www.indianastatefair.com.
About Dow AgroSciences
Dow AgroSciences discovers, develops, and brings to market crop protection and plant biotechnology solutions for the growing world. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Dow AgroSciences is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and had annual global sales of $6.2 billion in 2016. Learn more at www.dowagro.com. Follow Dow AgroSciences on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.Â Â
Kenda Resler Friend
Indiana State Fair