Agribusiness Council of Indiana 
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December 19, 2016
  

2017 ACI ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO
INDIANAPOLIS DOWNTOWN MARRIOTT
HAVE YOU REGISTERED YET FOR THE 2017 ACI CONFERENCE AND EXPO?
DON'T BE LEFT OUT!  SIGN UP TODAY!
This year's ACI Conference will focus on a variety of themes with another outstanding line-up of industry experts and thought-leaders joining us on the program.   You will come away with timely updates, but also a better appreciation and a call to action to "Educate - Advocate - Lead".  

Do you have a product or services you are wanting to get in front of company decision-makers?  The 2017 ACI Expo is just the place to do that!  Our expo space is filling up quickly so don't delay - start 2017 off with a bang!

Attend!  Exhibit!  Sponsor!   There are numerous ways to get involved....start by clicking HERE to register and for more information on the program, exhibition opportunities and sponsorship levels.


ACI 2017 Emerging Professionals Leadership Program - Class Filling Quickly! SIGN UP TODAY!
The EPLP is a one-year program that provides substantive discussions on some of today's most critical issues and introduces class members to key industry and policy leaders.  ACI is seeking 20 aspiring leaders from across our membership to participate in the fourth class in 2017 - over half of those spots are already taken!  Applications are now being accepted through January 31 for the 2017 Emerging Professionals Leadership Program.  Click HERE for an overview of the program and HERE for the application.

AFIA Releases FSMA Training Video
Due to the high volume of changes and regulatory requirements brought to the animal food industry by the Food Safety Modernization Act, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has released a training video on a topic it's received multiple member questions on - the Qualified Individual.   The FSMA animal food rule requires facilities to train Qualified Individuals who manufacture, process, pack or hold animal food to ensure those employees are qualified to perform their assigned duties.  The video, which can be found at the AFIA website, is available to AFIA members with ID/log-in by clicking HERE .  It includes a user guide which contains an employee handout and quiz, and a sample sign-in sheet to help document the training. The training video may also be purchased by non-members of AFIA.
Former AgReliant Genetics CEO is Executive in the Classroom at 2017 ASTA Management Academy (Purdue)
Purdue's Center for Food and Agricultural Business recently announced that Craig Newman, retired CEO of AgReliant Genetics, will serve as Executive in the Classroom for the American Seed Trade Association Management Academy at Purdue from March 6-10.   Click HERE for more information on the Management Academy.  
Craig Newman
Save the Date - 2017 NGFA Annual Convention - March 19-21
Get ready to "laissez les bon temps rouler" in New Orleans at the 2017 NGFA Annual Convention March 19 - 21.  Click HERE for more information on the program and to register. 


Weekly Washington Report - 12-19-16
(by Steve Kopperud)
Click HERE to access the full Washington Report featuring these important stories:
  • Ag Secretary Nominee Unknown; Idaho's Otter Joins List, Heitkamp still a Contender
  • Perry Gets Energy Nod, Zinke Named to Head Interior
  • Names Surface on Possible FDA Commissioner Nominees
  • Freedom Caucus Fingers 232 Rules it Wants Trump to Rescind First ThingBiofuels Seek Assurance on Pruitt, EPA and RFS
  • Dairy Tells Trump Importance of Trade
  • WRDA/WIIN Approved by Senate in Last Minutes of 114th Congress
  • Conaway Calls out China for "Predatory Practices" Harming U.S. Producers
  • As Tax Reform Specter Looms, Biz Groups Weigh in on Import Tax Notion
  • EPA Wraps Up Two-Day Science Panel Meeting on Glyphosate
  • EPA Finalizes Review of Pesticide Applicator Certification
ACI Board of Directors

  

ACI/IPFACA Chair

Sal Sama

Winfield Solutions

  

IGFA Chair

Alan Lowe

Lowe's Pellets & Grain

  

ACI Treasurer

 Mike Hucker

CGB Enterprises


 ACI/IGFA 

Past Chair

Ben Breazeale

Cargill

  

IPFACA Past Chair

Joe Farmer

The Andersons

  

IGFA BOARD MEMBERS


 
Max Deatsman

Deatsman Grain

 

Mike Hucker

CGB Enterprises


 Ed Korniak

Iroquois Bio-Energy

 

Brad McCord

Co-Alliance


 Brad Sommer

Bunge


 Dave Reichhart

Ag Plus
 

Mike Schweickert

J. P. Morgan Securities, LLC


 Ryan Smith

CIE

  

Dr. Ken Foster

Purdue-Ex-Officio 

  

IPFACA BOARD MEMBERS

 

 Jennifer Long

Dow AgroSciences

  

Rod Miller

Crop Fertility Specialist


 Scott Sharp

Jackson Jennings 

Co-Op

  

Marv Ulmet

Groundwork BioAg


 
Jackson Umbarger

Roy Umbarger & Sons


 Michelle Vigna

Monsanto


 Phill Zimmerman

AgWorld


Dr. Joe Anderson

Purdue-Ex-Officio

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