Indiana’s poultry producers were recognized Tuesday at the Indiana Statehouse.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana State Poultry Association spoke of the generosity shown by the producers.

in the past year, Indiana poultry farmers donated nearly 200,000 lbs. of poultry products to Hoosiers in need.

Crouch says she is so proud of the large impact they have on food-insecure Hoosiers.

During the ceremony, Indiana was recognized as one of the top poultry producers in the country.

The state ranks 1st in duck production, 2nd in egg production, and 4th in turkey production.

That equates to more than $15 billion in total economic activity, employing more than 12,500 Hoosiers.

This ceremony marks an annual tradition that dates back to the late 1940s.