The Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance (IANA) was first established in 2017 through an agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Indiana and the Indiana Farm Bureau, with funding contributions from the 14 partner organizations.

IANA operates as a standalone nonprofit group led by a board of directors elected from representatives in the partnership. The first Executive Director was hired in February 2018. While the group is still in its early stages, survey information about farming practices and attitudes reported on its website give a preview of the type of metrics they will be using to track progress towards shared goals.