AgrIInstitute Board and Staff Leadership

The AgrIInstitute Board of Directors are industry volunteers who oversee the organization’s policies and resource development to ensure the accomplishment of AgrIInstitute’s mission of preparing leaders to advance agriculture. The  appointees to the AgrIInstitute board represent: Purdue University, College of Agriculture (2 positions),  Indiana 4-H Foundation (1 position), Indiana FFA Foundation (1 position), Indiana Farm Bureau (2 positions),  and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (2 positions). The remaining seven board positions are filled by volunteers from industry who are elected at the AgrIInstitute annual meeting.


Beth Archer

Executive Director

Tonya Weiss

Executive Assistant

Board of Directors

John Baugh

Brian Buchanan

Chris Fenner

Bob Fulling


Aaron Goedde

Mary Helen Halsema

Bruce Kettler

Don Lamb

Phyllis Legan

Melissa Rekeweg

Kenda Resler Friend


Eric Schilling

Past Chair

Tom Sloma


Mark Thornburg

Julia Wickard

Vice Chair

Upcoming Events

Jun 21

Thought Leaders Luncheon

June 21
Martinsville IN
United States
Aug 29

ALP Golf Benefit

August 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Franklin IN
United States