Indiana Farm Bureau and its members are not opposed to annexation when it is voluntary. However, the forced annexation process that Indiana currently allows is heavily weighted in favor of cities and towns. That is simply not fair.
If the leaders of a city or town decide they want to annex an area and the landowners are not willing to be annexed, those landowners have two alternatives: Give in, or take the town to court.
The lives of those landowners will change overnight. They cannot imagine the amount of work or money needed to fight off an annexation.