The ALP Impact
Developing Leadership and Communites.
ALP graduates are active in many ways throughout Indiana and beyond, serving the various interests related to agriculture and the communities where they live. Check back often for updates on ALP Network. Graduates of ALP and current ALP class members may request to be a member of the LinkedIn AgrIInstitute/Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program group. Updates and timely announcements are posted on this page as well as the AgrIInstitute page on Facebook. Keep informed of events and ALP Network announcements.
Congratulations to Becky Joniskan, ALP Class 18, recently named to be the next president Indiana State Poultry Association. Current president, Paul Brennan, ALP Class 7, has been in this role for 28 years and will be retiring at the end of October. It is exciting to...
Congratulations to two of our great ALP members for their appointment to continue serving NAADA (National Agricultural Alumni Development Association) as members of the board of directors. Danica Kirkpatrick, ALP Class 15, will serve as the Education Committee...
Congratulations Michele Payn, ALP Class 10, awarded IPPY Gold Medal in the Health/Medicine/Nutrition category with FOOD BULLYING: How Avoid Buying B.S.
Contribute to the advancement of Indiana Agriculture, by supporting the ALP Benefit on March 28. Enjoy great food, fun, games, live entertainment and bid on great live and silent auction items.Register to attend www.agriinstitute.org/events/alp-benefit
Dr. Bret Marsh, State Veterinarian at the Indiana Board of Animal Health recognized by the National Pork Board with the Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award is presented at the U.S. pork industry’s annual business meeting to recognize an...
Indiana State Poultry Association, Inc. (ISPA) Chairman, Dan Krouse presented the institution’s Golden Egg Award to TOM SCHAFFER, Vice President of Perdue Turkey Operations. The award recognized Tom for his leadership and impact on the industry through his work with...
Congratulations to ALP Class 16 member, Josh Miller and Paul Hodgen, and to ALP Class 17 Member, Sarah Delbecq, all elected to serve the Indiana Corn Marketing Council. Josh will serve as President and Sarah as Treasurer.
Among the many recognized by Purdue Extension for Outstanding Service are graduates of the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program. Congratulations to these great individuals on their service and great work. Scott Gabbard, Shelby County Extension Director and ALP...
Congratulations Amie Osborn, ALP Class 18, 2019 IN Farm Bureau Young Farmer Discussion Meet winner. She will advance to the National Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meeting held during American Farm Bureau Annual Convention, Jan 17-22, 2020 in Austin Texas....
Congratulations to ALP Class 7 member, Mark Legan. Mark joins the U.S. Meat Export Federation Executive Committee representing the Oilseed Producing Sector. Don Villwock, ALP Class 1 member, has been appointed to Vincennes University Board of Trustees by...
"The AG Leadership Program is all about people. The most valuable piece of the program is the connections you make with your classmates. The people that I learned from locally, nationally and internationally were incredible."
Vice President, Lamb Farms
"We firmly believe that the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program is a valuable, life-changing experience for participants and a sound investment for those interested in promoting ag and rural leadership in the Hoosier state and beyond, but don’t take our word for it. Please read what our ALP class graduates and supporters say about the program."
ALP Class 4 Agriculture Educator
"As I reflect on the effect ALP had on my career and life, the list is enormous. The network, the contacts, and the leadership skills you receive are only the short list of what one receives. I became more proactive in looking at programs. I was one of two selected from Indiana to be a part of the Toyota Teacher Exchange program to Japan. Having a toolbox filled with leadership skills helps in problem solving, community involvement and servant – learning."
Kenda Resler Friend ALP Class 11 Corteva Agriscience, Indianapolis, IN
"Three words come to mind when I think of the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program and those are network, awareness and empowerment. The people that I have been able to meet have really made an impression on me andI’m proud to work in an industry where there are so many bright and talented individuals. I have learned a lot about agriculture in Indiana, but also how it relates to a national and global level. Most of all, I have seen that being involved and active as a representative of this industry does make a difference."
Courtney Knupp, ALP Class 15