Going cage-free is a costly, time-consuming process for even the biggest egg producers, like Indiana's Rose Acre Farms.
Senator Donnelly says he met with around 30 or 40 farmers.
The organization will recognize the economic and cultural contributions that agriculture makes to Indiana during the March 21 celebration.
The nine university, multi-year research and extension project wrapped up this year.
Between 1982 and 2012, residential and commercial developments claimed more than 740,000 acres of land that had been cropland, forest land and prairie.
Wolkins says an earlier version of the bill contained confusing language, which prompted dozens of people to testify against it and contact his office.
Indiana taxes farmland mainly on the value of crops the soil can produce. But that calculation has lagged behind the current crop market.
Political and economic uncertainties were on the minds of Purdue agriculture alumni at their annual Fish Fry in Indianapolis Saturday.
Experts say warmer and drier weather than normal created perfect conditions for last year's crop.
The Young Ladies of Agriculture Northern Indiana Forum is open to 100 young women in grades 8-12.