A new state and business partnership aims to merge resources in the agriculture and technology industries in Indiana to create more jobs.
The Lieutenant Governor, Purdue University, the BioCrossroads, Connexus and several other organizations announced this week they will work together toward that goal.
Beth Bechdol is the Director of Agrobusiness Strategy at Ice Miller and says the initiative plans to move agriculture forward by utilizing the technology and research opportunities already available in Indiana.
“For the first time, we have a variety of these parties that are recognizing that Indiana has the potential to be a great technology leader in agriculture nationally and globally in the future,” Bechdol said.
The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership in Indianapolis is sponsoring the program for two years. Bechdol says if it’s successful, the companies involved in the initiative will consider whether it should become its own non-profit company.