Kendell Culp became vice president of Indiana Farm Bureau in January 2016, but he has served the organization at many different levels over the years.
His history with Farm Bureau started with the Jasper County Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer committee (including part of the time as chairman), 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 parents, his wife, Tammy, and his son Brandon near Rensselaer. Their daughter Kayla, who works full-time off-farm, is also involved in the farm operation.
The Culps raise corn, soybeans and beef cattle, and they have an independent hog finishing operation.
Culp is a Jasper County commissioner and a member of the Jasper County Regional Water and Sewer District, the Jasper County Economic Development board, the Indiana Soybean Alliance board and the American Soybean Association board. He represents Indiana Farm Bureau on the U.S. Meat Export Federation He also has served on the Farm Credit Board.
He and Tammy are active in Trinity United Methodist Church in Rensselaer. Culp is also a member of the Jasper County 4-H Council.