The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is taking applications for two livestock grants that will go to those who are helping foster growth within the state's livestock industry. One grant is intended for livestock market development and the other is a combination of the former youth livestock grant and the livestock promotion grant, with special consideration given to those who wish to use the money for something that involves both, Idiana's WBIW radio station reported.

"Our livestock industry is a vital part of our Hoosier economy," said Ted McKinney, director of ISDA. "These grants provide resources to help various livestock organizations further promote the industry, encourage the development of new markets and support livestock educational programs."

Applications are due Dec. 1, and winners will be announced on February 16, 2015. All applications should be sent to Kimmi Devaney at

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