Who Is An Emerging Leader in Your Organization? Have Them Apply Now for ACI's 4th EPLP Class
Early registration is open for ACI's 2017 Emerging Professionals Leadership Program (EPLP). This program opens the door for a new generation of leaders to emerge in our member organizations and in our association. The 2017 complete session schedule will be finalized soon - class members will visit the Indiana State House, Maple Leaf Farms, Dow AgroSciences, the Indiana Dunes/Burns Harbor, Purdue University and other Indiana agribusiness locations. Class members will also be able to participate in an optional trip to Washington, D.C. If you know you have a candidate ready to participate, please contact Jayne McElwain at 317-454-8055 to begin the registration process and be sure there is a spot for your Emerging Professional. Click HERE for an overview piece of the program.
Hoosiers Reported to Crowd the Court in Agriculture Secretary Contest
Several of the top contenders for Agriculture secretary in President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet have two things in common: Indiana and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Five of the nine names thought to be the likeliest picks for the top job at USDA are Hoosiers, either by birth or business connections to the state, and several have personal connections to Governor Pence. The Indiana names in the mix include: Chuck Conner (from Benton County and now serving as CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperative); Ted McKinney (ISDA Director); Don Villwock (former president of Indiana Farm Bureau); Kip Tom (farmer from Kosciusko County); and Mike McCloskey (chairman of Fair Oaks Farms). Pence is expected to play a key role in the selection of the Agriculture secretary. Click HEREto read the full article from Politico that offers more detail on these Indiana candidates as well as other names being considered.
ACI Member Ceres Solutions Makes Thanksgiving Donation to Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank
In the spirit of the season, thank you to ACI member Ceres Solutions for their recent donation to the Terre Haute food bank to alleviate hunger. The gift of $5,000 from Ceres Solutions was matched by a $5,000 gift from Land O'Lakes. Ceres Solutions CEO Jeff Troike serves on the Land O'Lakes Board of Directors and is an enthusiastic proponent of incorporating Land O Lakes Foundation philanthropic resources to benefit families in Indiana. "The opportunity to give back to local communities, particularly in alleviating hunger, is a longstanding commitment we have."
Ceres Solutions President Jeff Troike presented a check to Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank Director John Etling
ACI AND ABAK OFFER
CROP PRODUCTION SEMINAR
FRENCH LICK - 11/29-30
For over 30 years the Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar has been a great source of information and education for crop consultants, pesticide applicators, university and government personnel, and others who work in the field of agriculture. Click HERE to view this year's agenda including a great line up of speakers and HERE to register. DON'T DELAY!
Last Chance for 2016 CCH's
Post Harvest Workshop
12/1/16 - Beck Center
Each year ACI partners with the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service to provide a one-day update and recertification workshop for CCH's. Instructors this year include Scott Williams - Spensa; Klein Ileleji and Bill Fields - Purdue; James Feston - Insects Limited; Pat Hottel - McCloud Services and Linda Mason from Purdue Department of Entomology. CCH categories available include 1, 7A, 7D and RT. Click
HERE for registration form.
Weekly Washington Report - 11-28-16
(by Steve Kopperud)
Click HERE to access the full Washington Report featuring these important stories:
EPA Hands Biofuels Industry Big Win on Final 2017 RFS Rule; Seeks Comments on Higher Blends
Momentum Building for 90-Day CR for FY2017
Federal Court Blocks Overtime Rule
Pushes for Early Farm Bill Action Increasing with North Dakota Call
Trump Transition Happenings
Trump says TPP to be Dumped Early in First 100 Days
Other Actions for the First 100 Days Include...
Torrey Resigns, Leftwich Named Head of Ag Transition
Candidates Abound for EPA Administrator
Iowa Legislators Tell Trump to Dump WOTUS Early
Conaway Tells CFTC 'No Midnight Rulemaking'
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