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Indiana Agriculture Reacts to Villwock Retirement


Following the announcement that Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock would step down at the end of his current term, messages of appreciation poured in from farm organizations and state leaders. Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann said, in a statement, “Don Villwock is one of the most credible and influential individuals on issues impacting Hoosier agriculture. Indiana’s agriculture industry, and truly the entire State, has been extraordinarily well served by Don throughout his 14 years at Indiana Farm Bureau. I send my best wishes to Don, his wife Joyce and their entire family.”


“Indiana Corn and Soybean organizations congratulate Don for his upcoming retirement and deeply thank him for dedication to farmers in our state and across the country,” said Jane Ade Stevens, Executive Director of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Growers Association.  “While president, Don helped forge strong working relationships between all the ag organizations in the state that has helped Indiana be leaders on the local, state, national and international stage. Our sincere thanks to Don and Joyce for their dedication.”


ISDA Director Ted McKinney said, in a statement, “Congratulations to Don for his outstanding accomplishments both at Indiana Farm Bureau and in all that he has done for Indiana agriculture.  Don has been my friend and mentor for many years.  His unwavering devotion to enhance the lives of farmers, producers, and ranchers all across the State of Indiana is a true testament to not just his work ethic, but also his character.  While his retirement is a loss for Indiana agriculture, it is a gain for his family.  I wish Don and his family all the best as he begins the next chapter in his life.”