Indiana agricultural, commodity, and conservation organizations, academia, and local, state, and federal agencies have teamed up to form the Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance (IANA). The goal of the alliance is to improve soil health and nutrient management efforts. The IANA was created through an agreement between the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana and Indiana Farm Bureau with financial contributions coming from partner organizations. The IANA was created to identify ways the partners can jointly enhance their programs to further the shared goal of improving nutrient use efficiency to reduce nutrient loss from agricultural production areas. The IANA will operate as a standalone nonprofit group led by a board of directors elected from representatives in the partnership.