Agribusiness Council of Indiana 

July 31, 2017

2017 ACI Golf Outing a Success !
The weather was perfect, the course was beautiful and the attendees had a terrific day of networking and golf at the 2017 ACI Golf Outing at The Trophy Club in Lebanon. Congratulations to Wes Carmony, Jim Pullins and Steve Sourbeer in their first place finish!  Second place went to Brantt Huston, Jason Mauck, Isaac Hinkle and Lewis Heaton.  Third place finishers were John Henry Ward, George Nord, Peter Lindborg and Craig Valentine.   Other winners included Peter Lindborg - Closest to the Pin; Greg Howells - Longest Drive; and Isaac Hinkle for Longest Putt.  

Our Events Committee chaired by Harry Wilmoth (The Andersons) and Tara Deines (CGB) did an outstanding job providing the behind the scenes work always required to make an event run smoothly.    

So thanks again to our attendees, sponsors and those who provided prizes.   YOU made this event a success!
  • ABIS/JH Ward
  • ADM
  • Beck's Hybrids
  • Belstra Milling
  • Bose Public Affairs
  • Cargill
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • CIE
  • Consolidated
     Grain & Barge
  • Gavilon Grain
  • Growmark
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • Kova Fertilizer
  • Lafayette Terminal
  • MacAllister Machinery
  • Matthews Feed & Grain
  • Monsanto
  • Potash Corporation
  • ResponsibleAg
  • The Andersons

ACI Partners with Member Companies for Habitat AgBuild  at 
2017 Indiana State Fair
ACI is partnering with two ACI member companies for the upcoming Habitat for Humanity AgBuild at the 2017 Indiana State Fair.  Barnes & Thornburg will be sponsoring a work day on Monday morning (8:45-12:30), August 7th and they are looking for 13 volunteers to assist their team of workers.  On August 8th (1:45-5:00 pm), ADM will be sponsoring an afternoon AgBuild at the fair and they are looking for two (2) workers to fill their roster.  This project is a "hands on" opportunity to give back to families in need. The keys to these two homes will be turned over to two deserving central Indiana families on the last day of the fair.  If you are interested in volunteering for either of these opportunities, go to the appropriate link below.  There are just a few slots available and it promises to be a day to remember. 

If you have questions, contact Hank McKay (Barnes & Thornburg) at or Kirstie Anderson (ADM) at  Thanks in advance for your support of your fellow members AND Habitat for Humanity and their incredible outreach to families in Indiana.

Click below to register:

8/7 Barnes & Thornburg:

8/8 ADM:
Important Indiana Ag Positions Available
We recently received a request from Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly to inform our membership that they are collecting resumes for FSA Director and Rural Development Director.  Click HERE to read the entire press release.   If you know of interested persons, forward to Nancy Martinez, Legislative Assistant to Senator Todd Young, Senate Russell Building, SR-400, Indianapolis, IN  (202) 224-5623 or  

Furthermore, there is a new position available for Executive Director of the Indiana Agriculture Nutrient Alliance. The Alliance is being created through a partnership of ag and conservation organizations and state and federal government agencies. The executive director will work under the guidance of a board of directors experienced on nutrient management and soil health issues to shape the direction of the Alliance. The executive director will also work to enhance collaboration between partners on efforts to educate and work with farmers on sound nutrient management and soil health practices.
The job description and information are available HERE.  
Indiana Fertilizer Board Update
Mark Shublak attended the Monday, July 24 th meeting of the Indiana Fertilizer Advisory Board.  Of note was a future rulemaking to update Indiana's ammonia rules to current ANSI standards mirrored in federal rules.  The rule updates will likely focus on safety equipment upgrades for anhydrous ammonia, including automating cable pull shut-off valves and updating hose breakaway devices.  As more information is available we will make sure to make it available to all members.  The number of verified complaints involving fertilizer dropped slightly from the prior year with 8 licensing violations, 10 staging violations and 22 application violations. 
ACI Government Affairs Survey
The ACI Government Affairs Committee is seeking input from members about their policy engagement and more.  Please click HERE to take a short survey which will help the committee develop communications, programming and more. 
For more policy news, click HERE for the ACI Policy Newsletter.  Please contact Mark Shublak at or Lesa Dietrick at if you have any questions.
2017 EPLP participant, Matt Illingworth (Farm Credit Mid-America), and his wife Jenna on the birth of their second child,  Parker Matthew Illingworth. He was born on July 21st- 6#13oz. 21.5in long. His big sister Bailey was very excited to meet her new baby brother!   Congratulations from ACI!

Weekly Washington Report
(by Steve Kopperud)
Due to the travel schedule of the editor of the Weekly Washington Report, an update will not be available until the 8/7 issue of ENews.
ACI Board of Directors
Dave Reichhart
Michelle Vigna
ACI Treasurer
 Mike Hucker
CGB Enterprises

Past Chair
Sal Sama
Winfield Solutions
IGFA Past Chair
Alan Lowe
Lowe's Pellets & Grain

Max Deatsman
Deatsman Grain

George Greenwood
ADM Grain  

Mike Hucker
CGB Enterprises

  Ed Korniak
Iroquois Bio-Energy
Alan Lowe
Lowe's Pellets & Grain

Brad McCord
Mike Schweickert
J. P. Morgan Securities, LLC

Brad Sommer
  Justin Daugherty
Drew Garretson
Winfield/Land O'Lake

Jennifer Long
Dow AgroSciences

Rod Miller
Crop Fertility Specialist

  Scott Sharp
Premier Ag
Marv Ulmet
Groundwork BioAg

Jackson Umbarger
Roy Umbarger & Son s

  Phill Zimmerman

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