The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has selected Harry Wilmoth as director of the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency. He grew up on a commercial beef cattle operation in Gentry, Arkansas. Wilmoth was an active member in FFA and 4-H, and showed swine and beef cattle at the local, state and national levels. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences in 2011 and a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics in 2015.
Previous to ISDA, Wilmoth was in charge of commodity feed purchasing for a fully integrated chicken company. He also worked for three years with the Andersons as a senior account representative.
As director of the agency, Wilmoth will be responsible for managing staff and overseeing the agency’s statutory obligations, which include approving new licensee applications and the periodic auditing of Indiana’s commercial grain operations. He will also serve as chairperson of the Indiana Grain Indemnity Corp. Board of Directors and work with local, state and federal agencies, as well as the private sector, to better understand the needs of Indiana’s grain warehouses.
Wilmoth is a 2017 graduate of the Emerging Professional Leadership Program through the Agribusiness Council of Indiana.