Statement from INFB President Randy Kron about the transition in state leadership

Indiana Farm Bureau



For more information: Andy Dietrick, 317-692-7818,

Kathleen Dutro, 317-692-7824,

“Indiana agriculture has benefitted immensely from Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann’s energy and leadership during her tenure as secretary of agriculture.  She clearly understands the economic and cultural contributions that farms and agribusinesses bring to our state. The programs and policies she led will leave a lasting mark on the industry. We are grateful for her support and wish her only the best in her future endeavors.

“I am confident that Indiana’s new secretary of agriculture will pick up right where Sue Ellspermann left off.  From his rural roots to his various political roles, Eric Holcomb has talked to farmers, has listened to rural Hoosiers, and has gained broad knowledge of Indiana agriculture and the issues facing our industry and rural communities.  In the process, he has earned the respect of the agricultural community across our state.  Indiana Farm Bureau looks forward to working with him as lieutenant governor, especially in his role as secretary of agriculture.”