Thought Leaders’ Luncheons

About the Program

Thought Leaders’ Luncheon series brings industry and business leaders from across Indiana together to hear from experts on topics of great importance to the agricultural industry. The “Thought Leaders” programs are intended to stimulate and encourage thoughtful dialogue to advance Indiana’s leading economic sectors.

The Thought Leaders programs will feature a wide variety of subject matter and an occasional tour. The programs are open to anyone with interest in the subject matter to attend and offer a great way to network with industry professionals from throughout the agriculture and related industries and from across the state.

2023 Thought Leaders Programs provide a dynamic lineup of POWERHOUSE leaders elevating Indiana Agriculture to the National and the International Stage.  

There is more discussion about ‘global agriculture and food production’ than ever before. Agriculture is a global system, a complicated symbiotic ecosystem, that requires collaboration of  national, state, and local entities. Indiana’s agricultural industry is robust and that didn’t happen by chance. Why is Indiana so strong? We think it is the leadership at all levels of this system. Home grown leaders who are respected for seeking stakeholder input and for making the best decisions. Leaders who work to advance  agriculture not only in Indiana but across the globe.


You will want to attend each of the following luncheon programs. Each program will begin at 11:00 a.m. with an insightful presentation. Immediately following enjoy lunch, networking, and table dialogue with your fellow colleagues. The program will close with a wrap up Q & A session with the presenter(s).

All programs will conclude no later than 1:30 p.m.

Thought Leaders June 21 Program – Hardwood Industry Strategy 

” I thought the program went extremely well.  The field tour was very interesting……”
                               – Paul Meagher
                                 Farm Credit Mid-America