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Published on February 15th, 2013 | by Nick D

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Indiana Moves to Create Agribusiness Corridor

From: Andy Ober, InsideINdianaBusiness.com

Work is underway on a wide-ranging initiative to highlight agribusiness innovation throughout Indiana. Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann says the  will be designed to “connect the dots” among the state’s agribusiness assets, including local farmers and large biotech companies. She says a focus will be placed on developing new technologies and improving education programs.

The corridor stems from research by BioCrossroads. The state’s life sciences initiative issued a Food and Agricultural Innovation report last year, which outlined ways to advance the sector.

The report recommends an innovation corridor as part of an overall approach to improve coordination and collaboration among Indiana’s agribusiness stakeholders.

The study indicates Indiana is well-positioned for global success , but an expanded focus beyond traditional agriculture production is needed for the state to reach its full agribusiness potential.

You can view the BioCrossroads report by clicking here.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

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