Agriculture will be at the forefront of a debate between lieutenant governor candidates Sue Ellsperman(R), Brad Klopfstein (I) and Vi Simpson (D) at the Indiana State Fair on August 15. Voters will have a first-hand opportunity to understand the views of each candidate on agriculture and rural issues and the impact on Indiana’s economy. The debate takes place at 3:00 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Building Banquet Hall on the North side of the Fairgrounds. Moderated by Gerry Dick of Inside INdiana Business, The candidates for lieutenant governor will face a panel of agriculture journalists including Dave Blower,editor, Farm World ; Jerry Goshert,editor, The Farmer’s Exchange; Megan Grebner, Indiana farm director, Brownfield Network; and Gary Truitt, president, Hoosier Ag Today.
Hosted by AgrIInstitute, the debate is sponsored by IceMiller and CountryMark. Additional sponsors include Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc, Indiana Corn Growers Association, and Indiana Soybean Alliance
“AgrIInstitute is pleased to once again host the lieutenant governor debate to enable citizens of Indiana to become informed voters in this fall’s election. Our organization is dedicated to enhancing Indiana’s leadership capacity and network of leaders. As Indiana’s secretary of agriculture, the Lt. Governor is an important leader of our agricultural community ,” says Beth Archer, Executive Director, AgrIInstitute.
August 15 is celebrated as Farmer’s Day at the Indiana State Fair. A full day of agricultural industry events have been planned to celebrate the importance of agriculture to Indiana.
An audio recording of the debate will be posted on this web site after the conclusion of the debate.