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Indiana’s Department of Agriculture Director Featured at the Next Indianapolis Ag Club Luncheon!

We hope this invitation finds you well. We spent the past few months securing a fantastic line-up of speakers at upcoming Ag Clubs across the country, including  Bruce Kettler,  Director  of the  Indiana State Department of Agriculture,  who will speak about “The state of the State of Indiana”.  This year, needless to say, has been challenging for the ag community, with weather issues, trade tariffs, and a shortage of farm labor. Mr. Kettler will discuss how these and other issues affect the Indiana ag community.

Please join us for lunch on Tuesday, October 8th, from 12 – 2 p.m.  at the  North End Barbecue and Moonshine ,1250 East 86th Street, Indianapolis. Many thanks to  Faegre Baker Daniels  for its generous support in sponsoring the Indianapolis Ag Club luncheons!

Please register by Friday, October 4th, 2019


12:00 – 12:30 p.m. – Arrive & Network

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch, bring your appetite!

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. – Attendee Introductions

1:15 – 1:45 p.m. – Presentation

1:45 – 2 p.m. – Q & A, additional networking time

If you’re interested in joining our speaker list, have a topic suggestion, or want to learn about the benefits of sponsoring, please contact Susan Mellinger, Ag Club Director, at HighQuest Group.

About the Presenter:

Bruce Kettler
Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Bruce Kettler is the Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb on January 8, 2018. He also is Director of Agribusiness Development for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. He joins the department with more than 30 years of agricultural leadership experience and knowledge, ranging from production to sales to community and industry relations.

Bruce grew up in western Ohio and developed a passion and appreciation for agriculture at an early age. After serving as the National FFA Vice President, he attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy with emphasis in Agricultural Business. He began his career in 1987 at Dow AgroSciences where he spent 17 years working in a variety of roles.

In 2006, he joined Beck’s Hybrids as a sales consultant and worked his way up to Area Team Leader, Field Sales Manager and then Director of Public Relations, the position he held prior to joining ISDA. Bruce is a 2012 graduate of the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program. At ISDA, his main priorities include agricultural advocacy, economic development, youth development and environmental stewardship. Bruce is married to Tammy and has two children, Cory and Christy.

About HighQuest Partners, LLC

HighQuest Partners, headquartered north of Boston, is a strategic advisory, conference, and media firm serving corporations, financial investors, and governments across the global food and agribusiness value chains. Founded in 2000, HighQuest has successfully completed over 400 strategic advisory engagements and hosts preeminent industry events including the Global AgInvesting series, AgTech Nexus, Organic & Non GMO Forum, and the Women in Agribusiness Summit series.