INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed Don Lamb as the new executive director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.
“Don is not only a second-generation farmer, but also a successful agribusinessman and understands the significant and leading role the ag industry plays in Indiana,” the governor said.
“Indiana is now the 8th-ranked agricultural product producing state in the country. This industry contributes more than $35 billion to our economy,” added Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch.
“Don engrained himself in the agricultural community at an early age, not just focusing on his own operation. He has the leadership skills to not only lead the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, but to the state’s ag industry into the future. I look forward to working with him.”
Lamb is the co-owner and operator of Lamb Farms Inc., along with his brother and father.
The family also owns AgRecycle, a composting and recycling business, and Lamb Farms Agronomy, which provides soil management and crop production products to surrounding farms.
“As a farmer, local official and leader, he understands agriculture and what it means to this great state,” said Randy Kron, president of Indiana Farm Bureau.
“It’s wonderful to see a farmer who has been active and engaged in growing the agriculture industry step into this important role and have a seat at the table at the highest levels of state government.”
Lamb said he is thankful for the opportunity to direct ISDA.
“I have worked in the agriculture industry for my whole life and this is the only job I would take off the farm,” he said. “I am excited to work with the great team at ISDA and to become an even better advocate for this industry I love.”