Indiana environmental agency adds ag liaison

January 25, 2012 10:00:00 PM PST
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management says it has added a new agricultural liaison responsible for managing the agency's relationship with farms and ag-related businesses, groups and agencies.

The agency announced Wednesday that the liaison, Steven Howell, also will advise the agency about federal, state and local agriculture-related trends and issues.

IDEM say Howell has experience in agriculture and conservation as a congressional aide and as a field representative with the Indiana Farm Bureau. He also was part owner and operations manager of a family grain and livestock operation in western Indiana's Jay County.