In order to be eligible, farms had to have been owned by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years.
Hoping to take advantage of a window of dry weather, central Indiana farmers are scouring their land for areas that can be planted.
Members of the Indiana National Guard were in Afghanistan to pass on effective farming techniques.
As part of its mission in Afghanistan, the Indiana National Guard's Agribusiness Development Team must determine which products farmers should raise.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Indiana Tuesday, touting the growth of a new energy economy and some factories hit hard by the auto industry slowdown.