The state’s agriculture department under new Gov. Mike Pence is planning a push into the science behind food production by creating a network of university and commercial researchers for what’s being called an Agriculture Innovation Corridor.
Pence included the initiative in his State of the State speech, and Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann said she has started talking with leaders from Purdue University and elsewhere about its prospects.
The concept comes from a report released last summer by BioCrossroads, an Indianapolis-based life sciences investment and development group supported by private enterprise and foundations.
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