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Cress Hizer

    Cresswell Hizer, Class 2


“The ALP Class is mostly responsible for giving me the great opportunity of serving the people of Indiana and its Agriculture Industry. There is seldom a day that goes by that I don’t utilize the network of ALP, for council, advice, and most importantly, friendship!”    

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Eric Adair

Vice President Energy

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Ray Allison

Vice President of Administration

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Todd Applegate

Professor & Department Head

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Katie Barnett

Marketing Extension Specialist

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Eden Bault

Health Coordinator

Leah Beyer

Digital Marketing Communications Leader

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Greg Bilbrey

Key Account Manager

1984 BS Tennessee Tech University

1984 – 1988 Tennessee Farmers Co-op – manager trainee; manager

1998 – 1990 MS University of Tennessee – animals science; swine production management

1990-2006 Indiana Farm Bureau Co-op/Countrymark/Land O’Lakes – feed sales, service, management, production records

2006-2016 Agri Stats, Inc – swine production/processing benchmarking, global senior account manager – started operations in US, CAN, MEX, Russia, Latin America, South Korea – data analytics and opportunity analysis

2016 – current – Key Account Manager for PIC Swine Genetics – manage key accounts IN, MI, OH, PA, TN; operate swine grow-finish benchmarking comparison.…

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Morgan Bohlander

Pasture and Land Mgt. Launch Specialist and Project Manager

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Gary Book

Assistant Vice President Retail Credit Underwriting

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Betsy Bowman

Communications Program Manager

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David Briel

Key Account Manager

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Sarah Browning

Program Assistant

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Kent Burton

Vice President Agricultural and Commercial Lender

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Kristin Clary

Executive Director

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Meredith Cobb

AgrIInstitute Board Vice Chairperson, PU College of Agriculture Operations Manager

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Daniel Collignon

Executive Vice President/Sr. Commercial Credit Officer

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Maria Cooper

Sr. Director of Planning

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Marjorie Craft

Head of US Commercial Strategy and Operations

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Jeff Cummins

General Counsel/Director of Public Affairs

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Nicholas Dame

U. S. Product Manager-Fungicides

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Stephanie DeCamp

Director of Education

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Amanda Deering

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Sarah Delbecq

Vice President / Farm Manager

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Kelly Delp

Director of Development

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Denise Denise Derrer

Public Information Director

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Shermika Duerson

Director Administrative Service Center

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Amir Faghih

Corteva Agrisciences

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Andrew Fordice

Portfolio Marketing Leader

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Meggie Foster

Business Development Manager

Chad Frahm

Vice President Origination

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Bob Fulling

Vice President

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Drew Garretson

Chief Marketing Officer

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Jason Glenn

Corporate Distribution and Sustainability

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Joel Hartman

Sr. Director of Development, Major Gifts (Agriculture)

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Rob Hays

In Memory. Rob suddenly passed away in 2020 leaving an amazing legacy of impact across Indiana.

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Sam Hennessee

St. Tech Sales Representative

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Richard A. Hilts

Vegetable Oils Broker

Kansas State University – B.S. Milling Science and Management 1979

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Jennie Hodgen

Hodgen Farms & Merck Animal Health

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Matt House

Agri-Business & Cooperatives BizOps National Leader

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Levi Huffman

Huffman Hawbaker Farms

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James Hurst

VP, N. K. Hurst

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Kala Jenkins

Agricultural Consultant

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Brett Jones

Specialty Corn Contracting Agent

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Bruce Kettler

CEO, Agribusiness Council of Indiana

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Don Lamb

State Director IN State Dept. of Agriculture, VP, Lamb Farms.

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Laurene Lonneman

Global Launch Leader & Strategic Projects Advisor

Matthew Mace

Sr. Ag Solutions Advisor

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Ryan Maple

Agricultural Equipment Sales Representative

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Myron McClure

Assist. Director, Office of Multicultural Programs

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John Metzger

Director, Global Food Industry Affairs

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Todd Meyer

Agronomy Sales Manager

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Nick Michel

Grain NuFlexsion Manager

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Mrs. Samantha Miller

Instructional Design Specialist

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Amanda Mosiman

Extension Educator- Ag and Natural Resources

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Trek Murray

Quality Traits Market Manager

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Peggy Naile

AgrIInstitute Board , Retired Attorney

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Matt Nidlinger

Group Facility Manager

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Amie Osborn

AVP, Commercial & Agricultural Lender

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Sina Parks

Conservation Specialists

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Holly Pfieffer

Area Supervisor

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Chelsea Poe

Exec Dir., Ed. & Engagement, IN Farm Bureau

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Belinda Puetz

Director of Marketing, CountryMark

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Melissa Rekeweg

Managing Director , National Council for Ag Education & Assoc. Director Strategic Initiatives, Ntl FFA

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Kenda Resler Friend

Founder & President

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Nicole Roberts

Marketing Manager

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Barbara Robertson

Business Services Lead

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Todd Rodibaugh

Director, Producer & State Relations

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Morgan Saltsgiver

Senior Project Manager

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Hans Hans Schmitz

Purdue Extension Educator

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Somula Schwoeppe

Owner Schwoeppe Dairy

Ronald Sheldon

Innovation Management Plant Specialist

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Kyle Shipman

Director, Animal Programs

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Greg Slipher

AgrIInstitute Board Member

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Heidi Spahn

Global Community Investment Manager

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Suzi Spahr

Program Manager

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Jennifer Stewart-Burton

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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Nicholas Tharp

Co-Owner, Sow Manager

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Mark Thornburg

Exec. Dir., Legal Affairs, IN Farm Bureau

Peter van der Vegt

Regional Sales Manager

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Carrie Vollmer Sanders

Sustainability Director

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Hannah Vorsilak

Sr. Dir. Marketing Operations & Leadership Dir., ISA/ICMC

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Nathan Wainscott

Sustain Account Manager

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Bradley Walker

Regional Vice President Agricultural Lending

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Laura Watenpool

Sales Force Excellence Leader, North America

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Julia Wickard

State Director, FSA

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Thomas Harry Wilmoth

Director of Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency

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Amy Winger

Event Coordinator

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Family: Married to Rhonda for 39 years, she is a music teacher at Jefferson Elementary. We have two daughters, two son-in laws and the latest grandchildren count is 5.
Farmer: Raised on a dairy farm in Middlebury. After graduating from Michigan State University Institute of Ag Technology, I purchased our family dairy farm. Starting with 28 dairy cows in 1978, the business gradually expanded to over 500 cows and farming about 1,000 acres.…