As I reflect on the past weekend of parades, picnics, community events and, most importantly, ceremonies honoring our military, I am inspired by the strength of the American spirit. The turmoil and threats abroad could not dampen our duty to celebrate our independence.
With that same inspiration and call to duty, I am announcing my intention to seek the office of President of Indiana Farm Bureau.
The retirement of President Villwock presents the opportunity to elect a new president and the chance to look inward and forward at our organization and our industry. The occasion to affirm our path and develop aspirations for our future is critical and requires everyone’s attention.
The Indiana Farm Bureau family has always been an important part of my life. Starting as the Boone County young farmer representative to the State Young Farmer Committee, then the Boone County President position and finally as the District 5 Director, I have always cherished the honor to serve. Since leaving the Farm Bureau leadership role, I continued my service to Indiana agriculture by joining the board of the Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA). My experience as board president, as the Indiana representative to the National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA) and with various national committee assignments has been invaluable. Understanding other organizations and how best we can all work together is important to the success of our industry.
Simultaneously, I have focused on local community involvement. The local level is where we as Farm Bureau members can have the greatest impact. In 2012 I was elected to the Boone County Board of Commissioners. The opportunity to address local issues that can and do affect agriculture has reaffirmed how powerful our Farm Bureau family can be.
Farm Bureau requires a strong and decisive president. Indiana Farm Bureau deserves a proven, experienced leader that understands local, state and national issues and opportunities.
You have the responsibility to elect a new Indiana Farm Bureau president. Over the next few weeks, I am anxious to hear your thoughts and ideas. Together we have an exciting future. I look forward to earning your support. For more information or to contact me: