​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 Purdue Agriculture Dean’s Advisory Council:

Mary Beth Adams (2015-2018)
Research Soil Scientist, USDA Forest Service

Genesis McKiernan-Allen (2016-2019)
Full Hand Farm

Todd Armstrong (2015-2018)
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Elanco

Ted McKinney (2014-2017)
Director, Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Brian Barker (2015-2018)
General Manager, US Seeds, Dow AgroSciences

Tami Neighbors (2016-2019)
Indiana FFA

Natasha Cox (2016-2019)
Regional Vice President, Farm Credit Mid-America

Louis Gottsponer (2015-2018)
President, Morgan Foods, Inc. Nate Parks (2016-2019)

Tony Hahn (2014-2017)
Director of State Government Relations & Policy Analysis, Purdue University

Darin Hollingsworth (2016-2019)
Hollingsworth Lumber Company

Greg Shaffer (2016-2019)
General Manager, Elcona Country Club

Jay Hulbert (2015-2018)
President and CEO, Ag Alumni Seed

Terry Small (2016-2019)
Small Cattle Farms

Josh Trenary (2015-2018)
Executive Director, Indiana Pork

Don Lamb (2015-2018)
Co-Owner, Lamb Farms, Inc.

Carrie Vollmer-Sanders (2015-2018)
Western Lake Erie Basin Project Director, The Nature Conservancy

Don Lehe (2015-2018)
Indiana State Representative, District 25&

Dennis Maple (2015-2018)
​President, Indiana Corn Marketing Council​


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