The inaugural Governor's Agriculture Conference kicks off Friday in Indianapolis. More than 300 industry stakeholders from Indiana are expected to attend the event. It will feature presentations from companies including Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis, Greenfield-based Elanco and Cargill Inc. In an interview last month with Inside INdiana Business, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney said the event would help the state “ratchet up the business of agriculture.”

January 14, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Governor Mike Pence, Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann and more than 300 agriculture leaders from throughout Indiana will meet for the Inaugural Governor's Agriculture Conference featuring national speakers from key sectors of the agriculture industry.

What: Inaugural Governor's Agriculture Conference

When: January 16, 2015

9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Where: Downtown Marriott, Second Floor Ballroom, 350 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis


-Governor Mike Pence

-Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann

-Dr. Jay Akridge, Dean of Agriculture, Purdue University

-Dr. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President of Food and Markets, World Wildlife Fund

-Tim Hassinger, President & CEO, Dow AgroSciences

-Greg Page, Executive Chairman, Cargill Incorporated

-Jeff Simmons, President, Elanco


9:15a.m. – Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann

9:45a.m. – Dr. Jason Clay

10:30a.m. – Dr. Jay Akridge, Tim Hassinger, Jeff Simmons

11:15a.m. – Greg Page

12:45p.m. – Governor Mike Pence

Source: The Office of Governor Mike Pence

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