Board of Directors

Led by Beth Bechdol, President & CEO, AgriNovus Indiana has organized a Board of Directors comprised of senior leaders representing corporate, government, industry association and university stakeholders:

Kess Berg
CEO and Managing Partner, Advanced Agrilytics & Ag Ingenuity Partners

Scott Beck
President, Becks Hybrids

David Johnson
President & CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

Scott Hutchins
Global Leader, Research and Development, Corteva AgriScience

Bill Johnson
President and CEO, Farm Credit Mid-America

Jim Schellinger
Secretary of Commerce, Indiana Economic Development Corp.

Jane Ade Stevens
Chief Executive Officer, Indiana Soybean Alliance

Jonathan Weinzapfel
Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College

John Swisher
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, United Animal Health

Mark Poeschl
Chief Executive Officer, National FFA Organization

Suzanne Crouch
Lt. Governor, State of Indiana

Jay Hulbert
President and CEO, Ag Alumni Seed

Gil Farley
President, Biodyne Midwest LLC

Gary Morris
President and COO, Clabber Girl Corporation

Aaron Schacht
Vice President Global Research and Development, Elanco Animal Health

Sherilyn Emberton
President, Huntington University

Randy Kron
President, Indiana Farm Bureau

Bruce Kettler
Director, Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture

Trent Torrance
Chief Operating Officer, United Animal Health

Steven Braun
Senior Vice President, Global Quality and R&D Operations, Mead Johnson Nutrition

Jay Akridge
Provost, Purdue University

Karen Plaut
Interim Dean of Agriculture, Purdue University