The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is excited to announce the addition of two employees. Laura Buck will be serving as the agriculture advancement and promotion program manager, and Daniel Wilkins will be serving as a grain auditor for Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency.
Buck, originally from Kokomo, Ind., graduated from Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, and Purdue University in West Lafayette. Buck will serve as the agriculture advancement and promotion program manager, a new position housed under ISDA’s economic development division. In her job, Buck wants to focus on fostering innovative economic opportunities within Indiana’s agricultural industry while promoting agricultural adaptability, education, outreach, and consumer understanding.
Wilkins hails from Washington, Ind. He graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette in 2008 with a degree in economics. Prior to joining ISDA, Wilkins worked as a patrolman with the Washington Police Department. Wilkins is looking forward to being a part of IGBWLA’s auditing team and working with grain firms.
“I’m pleased to have Laura and Daniel joining our ISDA team,” ISDA Director Gina Sheets said. “Laura’s passion for developing innovative prospects in agriculture will serve our economic development team as they continue to cultivate economic opportunities in our state. Daniel’s background in economics will serve IGBWLA as he works to ensure that Indiana’s grain marketing infrastructure is fair and efficient.”