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IFB's Public Policy Team announces personnel changes

Amy Cornell, state government relations policy advisor, counsel

—By Hannah Klare
Public Relations Intern

Amy Cornell

Hardly a novice to Indiana Farm Bureau, Amy Cornell has joined the public policy team as state government relations policy advisor and counsel.

Cornell was born and raised on a farm in Indianola, Illinois. She later ventured to the Hoosier State and received a bachelor’s degree in management from Purdue University and a law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In 2007, she also acquired her master of law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Cornell has had a strong working relationship with Indiana Farm Bureau for a number of years, employed as a law clerk and serving in a number of professional and volunteer groups within the organization. She is also a member of the AgrIInstitute Agricultural Leadership Program Class 15.

After three years in private practice with Baker & Daniels LLP, Cornell took her first position with Indiana State Department of Agriculture as the program manager of regulatory affairs, later accepting the position of director of policy and regulatory affairs. While in that position, Cornell “worked to address the legal and regulatory challenges facing agriculture, including work on the CFO rule, fertilizer use rule and agriculture sales tax exemptions,” said Megan Ritter, public policy director.

Cornell will be an important asset of Indiana’s Farm Bureau state government relations efforts, implementing policy at the state level. She is looking forward to the excitement of the legislative session and wants members to know that her position with IFB will directly benefit them.

“It can be difficult to get to the statehouse [and] I will meet with members of the General Assembly on behalf of members,” said Cornell.

In her spare time, Cornell enjoys running, spending time with her husband, Matt and dog, Splash Pants Fancy Dance. She also has a passion for the Indiana Canine Assistant Network, which trains and places assistance dogs with persons with disabilities throughout the state.

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