DANVILLE, Ind. — AgrIInstitute, Indiana’s premiere
leadership development and people-capacity building organization that
facilitates the robust network of agricultural and rural leaders, has elected
its 2014-2015 leadership team.
Janelle Deatsman of Maple Leaf Farms, Leesburg, has been
The executive team for AgrIInstitute also includes Vice
Chairman Eric Schilling of Elanco, Greenfield; Secretary Bob Fulling of AXA
Equitable, Indianapolis; and Treasurer Dan Arnholt, Bartholomew County ag leader
and producer, Columbus.
In addition, the AgrIInstitute board welcomes Felix Arnold
of the Purdue University College of Agriculture, West Lafayette; Chris Fenner of
Indiana Farm Bureau, Indianapolis; Amy Kelsay of Kelsay Farms, Whiteland;
and Ted McKinney of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indianapolis.
“Developing leadership in agriculture is more important than
ever as the industry continues to move forward. The recent momentum generated by
AgrIInstitute is serving us well as we deliver programming that helps leaders
step forward to advance agriculture’s key role in feeding the world,” Deatsman
“We continue to be excited about the impact the Indiana
Agricultural Leadership Program throughout Indiana. The more than 400
individuals who have participated in the ALP over the 30 years of its existence
continue to make a difference each day as they serve agriculture. We’ve got a
lot of momentum and plan to build on it.”