Miami County Economic Development Group Agriculture

Miami County is at the center of Indiana's northern agriculture and food corridor. Within a 100 mile radius of Miami County exists significant raw materials, processing plants, distribution requirements and population density.

Agriculture, Distribution and Manufacturing

Miami County is ideally positioned to optimize manufacturing and distribution businesses serving northern Indiana, including Indianapolis.

Recent improvements to U.S. 24 and U.S. 31 have placed the key interior intersection of Indiana commerce in the center of Miami County.

The county is well positioned to serve markets within 500 miles and much closer to home, 100 miles.

The agriculture and food sectors are well represented in the Miami County region and likewise can be well serviced from a Miami County base.

Agriculture and food manufacturers, parts suppliers, maintenance operations, engineering, equipment manufacturers, contractors, and related resources will immediately see the transportation and logistic advantages of a Miami County location.


Agriculture, Livestock and Meat Processing

 The Miami County region is at the center of the northern Indiana livestock and processing corridor. The area is well suited for livestock production due to generations of agriculture and livestock management practices supported by nearby Purdue University , globally recognized as a leader in agriculture and related technologies.

Swine production, supported by two major hog slaughter processing facilities, and the largest duck processor in the United States is located within 50 miles of Miami County.

In addition, there is also a nationally recognized meat processor is located in Miami County .

The livestock industry is further supported by area food manufacturing capacity with outstanding food ingredient resources from locally raised corn and hay to manufactured products such as soybean meal and distillers dried grains.

Agriculture and Food

Agriculture is a mainstay of Miami County's economic and quality of life attributes.

Row crop production and livestock operations provide a strong economic base for additional growth in food based manufacturing, energy alternatives, agriculture and food related distribution, and advanced livestock production.

The region is rapidly developing into a major agriculture and food processing corridor with endless economic opportunities for additional related manufacturing , warehousing , and distribution businesses.

Miami County is quickly being recognized as a transportation hub with the combination of the Grissom Aeroplex 12,500 foot commercial runway, the intersection and cloverleaf for U.S. 31 and U.S. 24, and the Norfolk and Southern Railroad within one mile of the cloverleaf.

Indiana Agriculture Industry Associations

Indiana Department of Agriculture
Indiana Aquaculture Association
Indiana Beef Cattle Association
Indiana Corn Growers Association
Indiana Hardwood Lumberman's Association
Indiana Poultry Association
Indiana Pork Producers
Indiana Quarter Horse Association
Indiana Saddle Horse Association
Indiana Seed Trade Association
Indiana Soybean Alliance
Indiana Standard Bred Association
Indiana State Dairy Association
Indiana Wine Grape Council
Indiana Young Farmers' Association
Agribusiness Council of Indiana
Purdue Extension of Miami County
Purdue University
Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA)
American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)
American Seed Trade Association
Croplife America
The Fertilizer Institute
Grain Elevator and Processing Society
National Grain and Feed Association