Sun King brewer Clay Robinson wearing his board shirt and talking to chef Aaron Butts of Joseph Decuis at Taste of Indiana

Sun King brewer Clay Robinson wearing his board shirt and talking to chef Aaron Butts of Joseph Decuis at Taste of Indiana

by Rob Gaston, November 17, 2015

UPDATE (11/25/15): To be considered a candidate for the 2016 board elections, you must apply by Friday, December 4th. 

For those who don’t know the story, Dig IN was born out of a visit from famed chef Alice Waters, who is often credited with starting the trend toward local and seasonal meals with her restaurant Chez Panisse. Waters visited Indianapolis to speak, and had conversations about the local food scene with chefs Thom England, Neal Brown, and Regina Mehallick. Dig IN co-founder Annie Schmelzer, working at the Indiana State Department of Agriculture at the time, took the ball and ran with it and the result is the Taste of Indiana that you know today, with a focus on Indiana products and ingredients, businesses, and producers.

In the meantime, Dig IN, Inc. has become a 501 (c) 3 organization (not for profit) with a 19 member board of directors. The board of directors serves to advise and help Dig IN achieve its mission of promoting Indiana food, beverage, and agriculture. The board consists of individuals who work in agriculture, restaurants, breweries and wineries, community building, and other needed expertise such as tourism, marketing, fundraising, and law.

Dig IN is now accepting applications from candidates for our board of directors to serve a 3 year term. Candidates should have an interest in local foods and beverages, the promotion of Indiana businesses and farmers, and must be able to attend quarterly scheduled business meetings. Candidates should indicate on the board application how they envision giving of their time, talent or resources to the organization. For a more complete job description of a board member, click here. If you have time, talent, or resources to give and are ready to apply, please fill out the board candidate application.

Current vice-president Brian Blackford washing dishes at the dinner which launched Dig IN in 2009

Current vice-president Brian Blackford washing dishes at the dinner which launched Dig IN in 2009

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