INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Turkey processing plant to mark opening

2013-11-29T15:20:00Z 2013-11-29T19:54:16Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Turkey processing plant to mark openingGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
November 29, 2013 3:20 pm  • 

An Indiana food company is set to cut the ribbon this week on a Vincennes operation that could result in hundreds of jobs. Huntington-based Farbest Foods Inc. says the plant in southwest Indiana will employ about 300, with the potential for "significantly more" if it adds a second shift.

Hoosiers Make '40 Under 40' List

Multiple Indiana professionals are on a national agriculture publication company's "40 Under 40" list. This year's class from Vance Publishing Corp. includes representatives from Purdue University, Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences and Elanco in Hancock County.

Rose-Hulman Student Named 'Innovation Fellow'

A Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student is part of a national program to promote innovation an entrepreneurship. Katelyn Stenger has been named a University Innovation Fellow. She had a role in launching a public online platform recently featured by the White House.

CTSI Director Becomes IU Associate VP

Indiana University has named Anantha Shekhar associate vice president for clinical affairs. He will coordinate clinical research at the IU School of Medicine and statewide partners. He also serves as director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

Funding to Support Farm to School Effort

A program designed to link Indiana farmers to school cafeterias has received a federal grant. The $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support efforts among nearly 40 central Indiana school corporations, the Hoosier Harvest Market and the Indiana Farm to School Network.

Purdue Working on Geospatial System

Purdue researchers have launched a $4.5 million effort to establish a web-based, geospatial system to better predict potential climate change effects. The four-year project is funded by the National Science Foundation and will add to the university's computer platform for building feature-rich websites for education and research.

Glick Fund Boosts Starfish Program

Indianapolis-based Starfish Initiative has received a $75,000 grant from the Glick Fund. The money will boost Starfish's mentorship efforts designed to increase Marion County high school graduation rates among low-income students.

Women's Fund Details Grants

Women's Fund of Central Indiana has awarded nearly $400,000 in grants to 18 area organizations. The money will support efforts to help women and girls in areas including health and economic empowerment.

Noblesville Updates Comprehensive Plan

Noblesville leaders are seeking public input on the latest version of its Comprehensive Master Plan. The city is asking residents to view the plan online before next month, when the city council will consider the proposal.

Foundation Announces Third Quarter Grants

The Indianapolis-based Finish Line Youth Foundation is detailing more than $150,000 in grants awarded in the third quarter of 2013. The organization says the funding will support programs in 12 states focusing on youth development and active lifestyles.

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