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July 8, 2013

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IFB welcomes two new public policy experts

Indiana Farm Bureau today announced the addition of two staff members to its public policy team.

Kyle Cline begins his duties today as the policy advisor, national government relations. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Indiana University. He was the general manager for the Lugar Center for Renewable Energy. Most recently, Cline completed a year as a fellow with the Robert Bosch Foundation in Germany.

While at the Lugar Center for Renewable Energy, Cline managed all day-to-day operations, including communications and external/government relations, proposal development, program/project management, budget administration, event planning and report preparation. He was a co-founder of the LCRE Policy, Economics and Law Working Group that researched state and national policy developments related to renewable energy.

Cline will lead IFB’s government relations efforts with Indiana’s congressional delegation and work with members and county Farm Bureaus to implement policy at the national level.

Amy Cornell will be starting with IFB on July 22 as the policy advisor and counsel for state government relations. She will play a key role in IFB’s state government relations efforts and will work with members and county Farm Bureaus to implement policy at the state level.

Most recently, Cornell served as the director of policy and regulatory affairs for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. She was responsible for implementing ISDA policy objectives prior to and during the legislative session. She also worked to address the legal and regulatory challenges facing agriculture, including the confined feeding rule, fertilizer use rule and agriculture sales tax exemptions. Cornell was also the executive director of the Indiana Land Resources Council, a group appointed by the governor to assist state and local decision makers with land use tools and policies.

Cornell is not new to Indiana Farm Bureau. She was a law clerk for the organization and has served in a number of professional and volunteer capacities with Farm Bureau staff. Cornell graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management from Purdue University, a juris doctorate from Indiana University School of Law and master of laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

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