By: Jennifer Murray

When at The Statehouse Don’t Get Eaten By An Orchid and Other Tales from Ag Day…


I along with Cherie, Ann-Marie, Cris, Katy, Jacqueline, and Crystal had the opportunity to attend an Ag Day celebration at the Indiana Statehouse last week.  Not my typical Tuesday lunch hour of PBJs and boy jokes, but warm farm-fresh food prepared by some of the best local food truck chefs was a welcomed change of pace.


I love learning more about our food source and how we can support agriculture locally.  It’s something we should all get behind – these farmers are our local heroes. Quality food begins with their dedication, that we often take for granted via the convenience of our supermarkets.

Indiana boasts top 5 rankings nationally in the production of corn, soybeans, popcorn, pork, chicken/eggs, duck, and most importantly ice cream. Indiana represent!!!!  


It was good to chat with Governor Pence again, and hear his support for our local agriculture.  Somehow this blogging gig occasionally blesses me with some sweet political opportunities from The West Wing to representing preemie babies at the state Senate. 

But don’t worry, I have plenty of opportunities to stay humble by embarrassing myself or being eaten by orchids while speaking with the governor.  Take a closer look…


Pretty sure one of the Real Farmwives of America “planted” this photo op.

So the moral of the story, watch out for tropical plants when speaking to government officials, and eat more ice cream to support Indiana agriculture!

Thanks to Cris and Katy for some of the above pics! Special thanks to the Indiana Family of Farmers for allowing us to be part of this Ag Celebration!

7 Responses to “When at The Statehouse Don’t Get Eaten By An Orchid and Other Tales from Ag Day…”

  1. Crystal
    March 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Cool! My grandparents were full-time farmers, and I grew up in the country with cows, sheep and various animals as well. I’m a country girl for sure!

    My dad is heavily involved in state politics and often goes to the White House for work. One time, he had brunch with the president and came home that night. The next day, he was out driving tractor in his Key pants. I said, Dad, you do realize you’re probably the only guy who met with Bush yesterday who’s doing this today? 😉
    Crystal recently posted.. When Your 1st Celebrity Crush Gets Old

    • QuatroMama
      March 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

      That’s hilarious, Crystal! Love this story and the hard work that people like your him have dedicated to this country!

  2. Siob
    March 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    Yay! We support Indiana farmers too! We purchase an entire cow every year and Anne’s in laws drive it down. We split the meat and it lasts all year! Never have to buy red meat from the store!

    • QuatroMama
      March 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

      We do the same! Love farm fresh beef!

  3. Cris
    March 15, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    Ha! It might comfort you to know that the orchid– while aggressive (Hey it just wanted a photo with the Gov too ;)) is Indiana grown too!
    Cris recently posted.. Meals Made Easy: Meat & Potatoes Edition


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