The Food for Thought traveling exhibit had a special visitor on Friday. Lt. Governor Becky Skillman toured the exhibit at the Indiana Statehouse and recorded a video in the Story Silo. Lt. Governor Skillman, who is the state’s secretary of agriculture, shared how Indiana is working to become a global leader in the innovation and commercialization of food, fuel and fiber production. These efforts have a tremendous economic impact on the state. Agriculture, a diverse and growing industry, pumps $25 billion into the state’s economy each year. Indiana produces an abundance of affordable food products, and is committed to help feed the world.
Placing the exhibit in the Statehouse offers legislators and visitors the chance to reflect on their region’s traditions as well as consider the role of food in Indiana’s future. The Indiana Humanities Council encourages people to visit the exhibit, test their Indiana food knowledge (you’ll be surprised what you learn!), and share their favorite food stories in the Story Silo. The Food for Thought exhibit is currently on display in the Statehouse’s South Atrium until Wed., Jan. 26.
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Lt. Governor Skillman is an honorary co-chair of the Food for Thought steering committee.