Kendell Culp became vice president of Indiana Farm Bureau in January 2016, but he has served the organization at many different levels.
His history with Farm Bureau started with the Jasper County Farm Bureau Young Farmer committee, followed by service on his county board, the state Young Farmer committee, and as county president, before being elected district director in 2000, a position he held for 12 years.
Culp farms with his father, his wife Tammy, and his son Brandon near Rensselaer. They raise corn, soybeans and beef cattle, and they have an independent swine finishing operation.
Culp has been a Jasper County commissioner for 16 years, 14 of those as president, and is the president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners.
In addition, he is a member of the Jasper County drainage board, Northwest Indiana Solid Waste District board, Jasper County community corrections board and the Jasper County economic development board.
In addition to Farm Bureau, his agriculture affiliations include serving on the board of the American Soybean Association, chairing its farm policy and crop insurance advocacy team and serving on the centennial, COVID-19 and SoyPac committees. He also serves on the USDA’s Agriculture Technical Advisory Committee.At the community level, he is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and of the Jasper County 4-H Council, and he and his wife, Tammy, are the co-market masters of the Rensselaer Farmers Market.