Governor Eric Holcomb and Karen Plaut, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue Agriculture, have named Mark LeBlanc Indiana state chemist and seed commissioner. He most recently served as director and head of the Division of Agricultural Chemistry at the Louisiana State University AgCenter.

LeBlanc previously held the position of assistant director of the horticulture and quarantine program for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in horticulture from Louisiana State University.

LeBlanc replaces Bob Waltz, who recently retired.

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