The highly successful Indiana Ag Institute Leadership Training program has now turned out nearly 300 Hoosiers, many of them in fields related to agriculture. Some of Indiana's top leaders, such as Don Villwock, Indiana Farm Bureau president, are graduates of the program.
Beth Archer , Danville, is executive director for the Indiana Ag Institute,. She reports that the last class, Class 14, successfully graduated, and another class is already beginning. The program cycles every two years.
Here are members of class 15. See if you recognize some of these names. They may be friends, college pals, ag business contacts of farmers. And they will likely be names you will hear about in agriculture in Indiana in the future.
They include: Cynthia Adam, Knollbrook farm, Goshen; Cheyenne Allen, Unison Resource Company, Greenfield; Patrick Bell, Dow AgroSciences, Zionsville; Jim Bishop, Elanco Animal Health, Greenfield; Lynn Campbell, Cargill, Inc., Pittsboro; Chad Case, Ceres Solutions, Crawfordsville; Amy Cornell, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indianapolis; Shannon Dalton, Grain Processing Corp., Washington; and Scott Gabbard, Shelby County Extension ag educator.
Others are Cody Gault, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Greensburg; Aaron Grant, Ice Miller, LLP, Indianapolis; Todd Greenwood, National FFA Foundation, Indianapolis; Bethany Greene, Beck's Superior Hybrids, Atlanta; Nikki Hall, Dow AgroSciences, Carmel; Aaron Howell, Howell Farms, Middletown; Todd Janzen, Plews, Stanley Racher & Braun, Indianapolis; Clark Jordan, Jordan Farms, Richmond; Kari Keller-Steele, Ag Environmental Systems, LLC, Connersville; Jeffry Jones, Extension, Indianapolis; and Danica Kirkpatrick, Purdue University College of Ag, West Lafayette.
More members of this class include: Ryan Law, Bunge North America, Morristown; Cary Mawbey, First Farmers Bank and Trust, Kokomo; Adam Myers, Myers Sod Farm, Seymour; Jiqin Ni- Purdue Ag engineering, West Lafayette; Tamilee Nennich- Animal Sciences, West Lafayette; Jamie Price, USDA-NASS field office, West Lafayette; Eric Reed, Rabo Agrifinance, Haubstadt; Andrew Utterback, National Starch LLC, Indianapolis; and Dave Wyeth, Dave Wyeth Farms, North Salem.