Randy Kron of Evansville became vice president of Indiana Farm Bureau in January 2002. He and his wife, Joyce, farm about 2,000 acres near Evansville, raising yellow corn, white corn, soybeans and wheat. In addition to his duties as vice president, he is the Farm Bureau representative to the U.S. Grains Council serving on the Biotechnology Advisory Team.
A 1983 graduate of Purdue University, he holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. Prior to his election as vice president, he served as director of Indiana Farm Bureau District 9, which encompasses Posey, Gibson, Pike, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Dubois, Spencer, Orange, Crawford and Perry counties. He was also president and vice president of the Vanderburgh County Farm Bureau and chairman of the IFB political action committee for Congressional District 8.
Like many Farm Bureau leaders, he started his Farm Bureau involvement as Young Farmer representative to his county board. He eventually served on the State Young Farmer Committee in 1986 and 1987, and in 1989, he and Joyce were the winners of the state Young Farmer Achievement Award.
He is also involved in other ag industry groups, including serving on the board of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, as well as being a member of member of Rep. Larry Bucshon’s agricultural advisory committee. He is also past president of the county extension board.
His community involvement includes holding the office of Armstrong Township trustee/assessor and membership on the Indiana Department of Transportation’s I-69 steering committee.
Kron and his wife have two children. In addition, they are elders of Salem United Church of Christ in Darmstadt.