Farm Information Bureau, was formed by integrating the Agricultural Information Service of the Department of Agriculture and the Information Unit of the Department of Animal Husbandry and started functioning 1969 with Thiruvananthapuram as its head quarters. It has got two regional offices at Ernakulam and Kozhikkode. The emergence of the Bureau marked the fulfillment of a long felt need of information communication support to accelerate the tempo of different activities in the farm sector in Kerala. Now the Bureau functions as a unique organization by way of providing publicity and propaganda to Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandary, Dairy Development, Co-operationetc
‘Keralakarshakan’ is a prestigious fortnightly farm journal published by the Bureau. The Bureau is associated with the broadcasting of agriculture news by AIR. ‘Farm Guide’ is a prestigious annual publication of the bureau. Besides these things the Bureau prepares and distributes leaflets, booklets etc containing vital agricultural informations. In association with the state library council, the bureau is implementing an ‘Agricultural Book Corner Programme’ which aims at distributing the agriculture related publications of the Kerala Bhasha Institute to the libraries at one-third price. The Bureau is in possession of the most modern communication aids. It plays an appreciable role in providing comprehensive informations required for the extension and developmental aspects of Kerala’s agriculture.