Investing in AgrIInstitute helps to build a strong agriculture community, a foundation important to our state, country and individual businesses alike. Individuals willing to learn and step into leadership roles is a critical component of that foundation.   AgrIInstitute helps develop these leaders.  Thank you to the following companies and individuals who supported AgrIInstitute in 2019 with their annual support gifts, ALP Benefit Auction donations and purchases, ALP Golf Sponsorships and team participation, ALP Seminar Sponsorships, and support of the other AgrIInstitute Events.   The listings in BOLD are donors giving for the first time, those returning after a break, or who have increased the level of support. 

Numerous other individuals, businesses, and organizations contribute time and expertise for presentations, staff time for projects, and volunteer for committee membership and board service.  These in- kind contributions are significant in helping to achieve the mission of preparing leaders to advance agriculture. 

The time, talent and treasure contributed to AgrIInstitute makes a difference.  We honor these supporters who are committed to Preparing Leaders to Advance Agriculture

Every attempt is made to present this information accurately.  If there is an error, please accept our apologies and let us know so that a correction can be made.


Honoring AgrIInstitute 2019 Annual Donors

$10,000 – $15,000

CHS Foundation

Corteva Agriscience

Farm Credit Mid-America

Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture

$1,000 – $2500

AgrIInstitute Fund of Community Foundation of Boone County

AgrIInstitute Fund of Greater Lafayette Community Foundation

The Anderson Foundation 

Belstra Milling 

First Farmers Bank and Trust 

Brian and Lorene Furrer Foundation 

Harvest Land Co-op 

Indiana Pork 

Indiana Packers 

Indiana State Poultry Association

Jerry Nelson Leadership Fund for AgIInstitute of the Knox County Community Foundation

Lamb Farms/Don and Jodi Lamb

Maple Leaf Farms 

Miers Farms/David and Mary Miers  

Peggy Naile

Remington Hybrid Seed Company 

Stewart Grain Company 

Dale and Nicole Winger



$5,000 – $7,500

AgrIInstitute Fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation

Co-Bank,  Co-Alliance, Kevin  Still

Farm  Bureau Foundation

Marion  County Farm  Bureau

$500 – $1000

AgrIInstitute Fund of Benton Community Foundation

AgrIInstitute Fund of Daviess County Community Foundation

AgrIInstitute Fund of Community Foundation of DeKalb County

AgrIInstitute Fund of Hendricks County Community Foundation

AgrIInstitute Fund of Johnson County Community Foundation

AgrIInstitute Fund of Kosciusko County Community Foundation

AgrIInstitute FUnd of Wayne County Community Foundation

Jim and Beth Archer

Dan and Susan Arnholt

Boone County Farm Bureau

Brian and Elisha Buchanan

Ken Canfield

Michael and Maralee Edmondson

Farbest Foods

Brian and Kenda Resler Friend

Halderman Farm Management

Hendricks County Farm Bureau

Dan and Mary Meagher

Monsanto matching Matt and Barb Robertson

George and Nancy Morton

Matt and Barb Robertson

Tom and Trisha Sloma

Larry and Martha Tempel

Paul and Carolyn Todd

Roger Tormoehlen

Truax Farms/Hal and Susie Truax




$2,500 – $5,000

AgrIInstitute Fund of Heritage Fund (Bartholomew County Community Foundation

Ned DerHammer

Indiana Soybean Alliance

Land O’ Lakes matching Ceres Solutions

Merck Foundation

United Animal Health


$250 – $500

AgrIInstitute Fund of Community Foundation of Grant County

AgrIInstitute Fund of Hancock County Community Foundation

AgrIInstitute Fund of Putnam County Community Foundation

Paul and Cindy Baute

Don and Betsy Bower

Matt and Sarah Browning

Gary and Betty Chapman

Farmer’s Exchange

Fayette County Farm Bureau

Franklin County Farm Bureau

Gelfius Farms/Bill and Norma Gelfius

Hageman Foundation matching Brian Wise

Daniel and Telynda Hendrickson

Levi and Norma Huffman

Jim and Maggie Hurst

Tony and Sherry Johnson

Kentland Elevator

Jon and Kay Lantz

Phil and Marilyn Leisure

Joe and Betsy Milner

Jiqin Ni

Mark Scheumann

Shelby County Farm Bureau

Roger Sherer

Stoney Creek Vet Services matching Daniel and Telynda Hendrickson

Rush County Farm Bureau

Fred and Linda Walker

Jerry Williams

Brian and Jeannie Wise




$100 – $250


Biddle Farms

Paul and Linda Brennan

W. Lowell Carnahan & Sons/Dennis and Pat Carnahan

Craig and Beth Carter

Ellsworth and Nancy Christmas

Rodney and Brenda Clamme

Tom and Jennifer Daugherty

Donna Dunn

Ken and Jackie Eitel

Chris and Tonya Fenner

Anne Hazlett

Dave and Georgi Henderson

Buzz and Peggy Horton

Indiana Extension Educators Assoc.

Integrity Biofuels


Rick and Linda Winkler




$100 – $250 

Eric and Mindi McEwen

Dan and Mary Meagher

Gary and Johnsie Michael

Milligan Farms/Tom and Sandy Milligan

Network for Good

Dave and Cornelius Petriz

Starr Farms Partnerships/Brad Starr

Bernie and Jamie Sukala

Mark and Julie Thornburg

Villwock Farms/Don and Joyce Villwock

Glenna Hanks Wade

Justin and Sarah Wagler

Andy and Joni Wallman

 Rick and Linda Winkler


Under $100

Tony and Cindy Aaron

Stephen and Jill Biddle

Charity on Top Foundation on behalf of Cress Hizer

Decatur County Farm Bureau

Jim and Jan Beaty

David and Danielle Hardin

Bobby Keen

Rodney and Carol Schwoeppe

Chuck Sponhauer

John and Lynn Whittington

Steve and Sherri Woll


Special Event Sponsors

Agribusiness Council of Indiana

American Dairy Association

Aubrey Coaching and Training

CHS Foundation


Farm Credit Mid America

Indiana Rural Health Association

Indiana Soybean Alliance

Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Department of Agriculture


Purdue University Extension

Rural 1st 

ALP  Seminar Sponsors

BioTown Ag

Ken Canfield


IN Corn Marketing Council

IN Farm Bureau

IN Soybean Alliance

Matt and Erin Oberlies

Jim and Patty Wenning


2020 ALP Benefit Auction  Donors

ALP Class 7

Paul Baute

Betsy Bower

Dennis Carnahan

Kendell Culp

Gary Dickerson

Ken Eitel

Howard Halderman

Troy Hill

Betsy Jones

Mark Legan

Dan Meagher

Ron Sheldon

Julia Wickard


ALP Class 16

Brian Blackford

Brent Ditmars

Drew Garretson

James Gentry

Paul Hodgen

Adam Kline

Josh Miller

Brad Nicholson

Megan Kuhn

Jennifer Stewart Burton

Amanda Mosiman





ALP Class 18

Ray Allison

Jackie Barber

Virgil Bremer

Daniel Collignon

Jeff Cummins

Meggie Foster

Jason Glenn

Rob Hays

Sam Hennessee

Guy Herrell

Matt House

Brett Jones

Rebecca Joniskan

Myron McClure

John Metzger

Nick Michel

Matt Nidlinger

Amie Osborn

Thomas Parker

Chelsea Poe

Todd Rodibaugh

Morgan Saltsgiver

Brianna Schroeder

Somula Schwoeppe

Kyle Shipman

Suzi Spahr

Carrie Vollmer-Sanders

Sarah Wagler

Nathan Wainscott

Laura Watenpool







Business and Individual Contributors

Ag Plus, Inc.


AgrIInstitute Board of Directors

American Dairy Assoc. of IN

Jim and Beth Archer

Dan and Susan Arnholt

Beck’s Hybrids

Beutler Meat Processing Co.

BioTown Ag

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP


Glen and Nancy Casada

Ceres Solutions Cooperative

The Cisco Companies

Co-Alliance, LLP

Comedy Sportz Indianapolis

Conner Prairie


Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch

Cunningham Restaurant Group

Denhart Mercantile

John and Eileen Dudenhoeffer

Tom Dull

Dull’s Tree Farm

Donna Dunn









French Lick Winery

Brian and Kenda Resler Friend

Dan Gudenkauf and Robyn Heine

Halderman Farm Mgt. & Real Estate

Anne Hazlett

Hodgen Farms/Paul and Jennie Hodgen

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Hunter’s Honey Farm

Indiana 4-H Foundation

Indiana Corn Marketing Council

Indiana Farm Bureau

Indiana Pacers

Indiana Packers Corp.

Indiana Pork

Indiana Sheep Assoc.

Indiana Soybean Alliance

Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Fair Foundation

Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indianapolis  Symphony Orchestra

Indianapolis Zoo and Whiteriver Gardens

Integrity Biofuels








Jacobi Sales

Kinter House Inn

Lamb Farms/Don and Jodi Lamb

Landmark Enterprises, LLC

Mark and Phyllis Legan

Legan Livestock and Grain

Mallow Run Winery

Scott and Cheryl Maple

Maple Leaf Farms

Merck Animal Health

N.K. Hurst Company

Peggy Naile


Oliver Winery

Michele Payn

Perdue Farms

Gerald Powell

Red Gold

Matthew and Melissa Rekeweg

Morgan Saltsgiver and Jeff Carnahan

Eric and Natalie Schilling

Science Central

Roger Sherer

Sudan Farms

Sun King Brewery

Larry and Martha Tempel

Tinker Coffee Company

Jeff and Lisa Troike

Tuttle Orchard

Valle Vista Golf Club

Chris and Julia Wickard


Auction Sponsors

Bose McKinney & Evans, LLP

Ceres Solutions Cooperative

Church Church Hittle + Antrim


Indiana Corn Marketing Council


Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. 

Indiana Soybean Alliance

Maple Leaf Farms

Red Gold

2019 Golf Sponsors

ALP Class 5

Mike Hirt

Cary Pearl

Rick  Winkler






ALP Class 11

Ryan Bell

Greg Bilbrey

Mike Ferree

Kent Kleeman

Kenda Resler Friend

Jason Selking

Tim Tabert

Emily Otto Tice

Matt Legan/Truster Building

Linda Wood

Mark Woodruff



Joe Kelsay

Ryan Martin

Eric Schilling

John Whittington




ALP Class 14

Tony Aaron

Matt Bechdol

Tom Sloma

Scott Strickland


ALP Class 15

Jim Bishop

Chad Cass

Scott Gabbard

 Cody Gault

Aaron Grant

Todd Greenwood

Nikki Hall

Todd Janzen

Clark Jordan

Danica Kirkpatrick

Ryan Law

Cary Mawbey

Adam Myers

Jiqin Ni

Eric Reed


ALP Clas 16

Tamara Benjamin

Brian Blackford

David Briel

Matt Casner

Maria Cooper

Brent Ditmars

Mike Dunn

Amir Faghih

Drew Garretson

Laura Gentis

James Gentry

Seth Harden

Paul Hodgen

Joe Horstman

Adam Kline

Megan Kuhn

Josh Miller

Amanda Mosiman

Brad Nicholson

Jennifer Stewart Burton

Christy Wright



ALP Class 17

Beau Baird

Amy Berg

Gary Book

Stephanie Burton

Meredith Cobb

Amanda Deering

Sarah Delbecq

Kelly Delp

Megan DeVelvis

Shermika Duerson

Chris Eck

Orville Haney

Mandy Haslett

Jennie Hodgen

Taylor Kessie

Rob LaFollette

Jessica Lehman

Brady Lingenfelter

Marc Roberts

Nicole Roberts

Courtney Lamie

Ryan Sanders

Mark Schmitt

Hans Schmitz

Brooke Smith

David Smith

Lesli Stasiek

Hannah Vorsilak

Ben Wicker

Mike Wilson



ALP Class 18

Ray Allison

Jackie Barber

Virgil Bremer

Dan Collignon

Jeff Cummins

Meggie Foster

Jason Glenn

Rob Hays

Sam Hennessee

Guy Herrell

Matthew House

Brett Jones

Becky Joniskan

Myron McClure

John Metzger

Nick Michel

Amie Osborn

Tom Parker

Chelsea Poe

Todd Rodibaugh

Morgan Saltsgiver

Brianna Schroeder

Somula Schwoeppe

Kyle Shipman

Suzi Spahr

Carrie Vollmer Sanders

Sarah Wagler

Nathan Wainscott

Laura Watenpool





Business and Individual Donors


AgriBusiness Finance

AgReliant Genetics

Beacon Credit Union




Elanco Animal Health

First Farmers Bank & Trust

First Financial Bank

First Merchants Bank



Farm Credit Services of Mid America

Fratco, Inc.

Halderman Farm Mgt. & Real Estate

Horizon Bank

Joe Horstman Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

Horstman Cattle Co.

Jim and Maggie Hurst

N.K. Hurst Co.





Integrity Biofuels

Maple Leaf Farms

North Salem State Bank

Perdue Farms

PhiBro Animal Health

S & G Services