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.

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Congratulations on Wonderful Purdue Extension Career

Congratulations to our ALP Network members on their recent retirement from their great careers and service with Purdue Extension Services. Eugene Matzat, educator in LaPorte County, ALP Class 1 member; Kelly Pearson, educator and county extension Director,...

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Thanks to those Who Supported Healing in the Heartland

Thanks to those Who Supported Healing in the Heartland

This day focusing on Behavioral Health in rural communities was organized by AgrIInstitute’s ALP Class 18 team members, Meggie Foster, Jackie Barber, Jeff Cummins, Kyle Shipman, Sam Schwoeppe, and Sarah Wagler. The goal was to increase awareness, create better...

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Congratulations to Julia Wickard

Congratulations to Julia Wickard

Congrats to ALP Class 7 and AgrIInstitute Board Member, Julia Wickard. For her new position as Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Program Support and the Agricultural Liaison Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).

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Culp appointed to U.S. Agricultural Advisory Board

Culp appointed to U.S. Agricultural Advisory Board

Kendell Culp, ALP Class 7,  is now serving on Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee.  Appointed by U.S. Secretary of Ag, Sonny Perdue, Culp will take his own farming experience along with the IN Farm Bureau leadership experience to work on this committee. Read...

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Class members make the board

Class members make the board

Congrats to #ALP16 member Joe Horstman and #ALP17 member, Jennie Hodgen their leadership service to IBCA and IBC making a difference in Indiana.

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"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."

Don Lamb
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."

Tom Daughterty
ALP Class 4 Agriculture Educator

Amboy, Indiana

"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