The Indiana State Department of Agriculture announced the hiring of Harry Wilmoth as director of the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency.
Wilmoth grew up on a commercial beef cattle operation in Gentry, Ark. He was an active member in FFA and 4-H, and showed swine and beef cattle at the local, state and national levels. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences in 2011 and a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics in 2015.
Previous to ISDA, Wilmoth was in charge of commodity feed purchasing for a fully integrated chicken company. He also worked for three years with the Andersons as a Senior Account Representative.
“We are excited to welcome Harry to the team,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA director. “His experience and commitment to the grain industry, along with his leadership abilities, will serve this department and our producers well.”
As director of the agency, Wilmoth will be responsible for managing staff and overseeing the agency’s statutory obligations, which include approving new licensee applications and the periodic auditing of Indiana’s commercial grain operations.
He will also serve as chairperson of the Indiana Grain Indemnity Corporation Board of Directors and work with local, state and federal agencies, as well as the private sector, to better understand the needs of Indiana’s grain warehouses.
“I’m looking forward to working with Indiana’s grain producers and commercial operations to strengthen Indiana’s grain industry,” Wilmoth said. “I am excited to see the economic impact Indiana’s grain has on our state, country and world.”
Wilmoth lives in Indianapolis and is a 2017 graduate of the Emerging Professional Leadership Program through the Agribusiness Council of Indiana.
Visit www.isda.in.gov for more information about the Indiana Grain Buyers and Warehouse Licensing Agency.
Source: Indiana State Department of Agriculture