Purdue College of Agriculture Dean's Advisory Council

The Purdue Agriculture Dean's Advisory Council is comprised of individuals who represent the breadth of the food, life sciences, agriculture and natural resource system. Council members come from across the state (and beyond) and have a wide range of occupations and professional/personal backgrounds. The diverse expertise and capabilities of our Council members ensure that many perspectives are heard as we address the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly global economy and agriculture industry.  Over the years, our Council members have been instrumental in helping Purdue Agriculture set and reach some important goals.  Purdue Agriculture is fortunate to have exceptional individuals who invest in and support the future of agriculture.

These are the members of the 2014-2015 Purdue Agriculture Dean’s Advisory Council:

  • Jim Baird
    • State Representative, District 44, Indiana General Assembly
    Michael Beach
    • Associate Director for Healthy Water, Centers for Disease Control National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
    Brent Bible
    • Farmer, Tippecanoe/Montgomery Counties
    Margaret Davidson
    • Vice President, Strategic Development, Asher Agency, Indianapolis
    Kim DeWees
    • Owner/CEO, Vision Ag, Inc.; Vision A Farm Management Services,
    • LLC
    Jeff Evard
    • Owner, Herr Station Malt; Nature's Crossroads Seed Co.
    Laura Gentis
    • Regional Vice President, Farm Credit Mid-America
    Tony Hahn             
    • Director of State Government Relations & Policy Analysis, 
    • Purdue University
    Deana Hancock
    • Director, Technology Acquisitions, Elanco Animal Health
  • Tom Hooper
    • Director of Sales, Beck's Hybrids
    Scott Jamieson
    • Vice President, Bartlett Tree Experts
    Chuck Johnson
    • Provost, Vincennes University
    James Joshua
    • U.S. Strategic Supply Chain Manager, McDonald’s
  • Dan Kittle
    • Vice President, Research & Development, Dow AgroSciences




  • Randy Kron
    • Vice President, Indiana Farm Bureau
    • Ted McKinney
    •       Director, Indiana State Department of Agriculture
  • Greg Noble
    • COO, Indiana Soybean Alliance/Indiana Corn Marketing Council
    Scot Ortman
    • CEO/President, Kokomo Grain Co., Inc.
    Jill Pack
    • Product Manager, Erosion Control Division, Tensar North American Green
    Sara Peel
    • Director, Watershed Projects, Wabash River Enhancement Corp.
    Ryan Richardson
    • Owner/Grower, County Line Orchard, Hobart, IN
    Todd Roswarski
    • Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Ivy Tech Community College
    Kristin Scott
    • Agriculture Teacher, Lebanon High School
    Dan Shaver
    • Forest Bank Operations Mgr., The Nature Conservancy
    Jeff Troike
    • President and CEO, Ceres Solutions, LLP
    Tammi Unger
    • Unger Farms
    Dexter Wakefield
    • Education Research Coordinator, IUPUI School of Education
    Kevin Wilson
    • President, Indiana Soybean Alliance
    Kristin Wolfred
    • Marketing and Strategic Director, Indiana State Fair




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