Randy Kron of Evansville became President of Indiana Farm Bureau Jan. 1, 2016. Prior to his election, he had been Vice President since 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 served as Chairman of the Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT Oversight Committee. He also had been Farm Bureau’s representative to the U.S. Grains Council, serving on the Biotechnology Advisory Team.
A 1983 graduate of Purdue University, Kron holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics.
Prior to his election as Vice President in 2002, Kron 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, Kron 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.
Mr. Kron has also been involved in other ag industry groups, including serving on the board of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, as well as being a member of Rep. Larry Bucshon’s Agricultural Advisory Committee. He is also a past president of the County Extension Board.
Kron and his wife have two children. In addition, they are elders of Salem Church of Darmstadt.