Indiana Mint Market & Research Program – Winter Council Meeting

Date:        December 9, 2015

Time:        6:00 pm (Central Time)

Location: North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library

                 208 Keller Avenue

                 North Judson, IN 46366



Contact:   Jerry Fankhauser (Phone – 765-494-8368; Email: )



Indiana Mint Market Development & Research Program

The Indiana General Assembly passed legislation in the 1970's that allowed agricultural commodity producers to establish commodity market development program with producer-led councils.  The legislation charges the Dean of Agriculture or his/her designee at Purdue University with the establishment process and administration of check-off funds received through these programs.  Programs conducted by these councils may include: 

  • Market development and research programs
  • Market promotion, education and public relations programs
  • Market information services
In 1987 Indiana mint growers successfully petitioned the Dean of Agriculture at Purdue University to establish a Mint Market Development & Research Council.  The Dean charged the Agricultural Experiment Station (now called the Office of Agricultural Research at Purdue University) in the college with administration of the Mint Market Development & Research Council.
Check-off funds at the approved amount of $0.05 per pound of mint oil sold are collected, audited, and administered by the Office of Agricultural Research at Purdue (ARP).  The Director of ARP is guided in the expenditure of those funds by the Mint Market Development Council.
Mint Council activities include active participation with the national Mint Industry Research Council (MIRC Link: ) in addition to hosting an educational Midwest mint producer meeting every two years.




Jerry J. Fankhauser, Jr.
Assistant Director, Office of Agricultural Research
at Purdue & Director, Purdue Agricultural Centers
College of Agriculture, Purdue University
615 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053

Phone: 765-494-8368
Fax: 765-494-0808
Cell: 765-427-3592