Purdue College of Agriculture Dean's advisory Council

The Purdue Agriculture Dean's Advisory Council is comprised of individuals who represent the breadth of the food, life sciences, agriculture and natural resource system. Council members come from across the state (and beyond) and have a wide range of occupations and professional/personal backgrounds. The diverse expertise and capabilities of our Council members ensure that many perspectives are heard as we address the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly global economy and agriculture industry. Over the years, our Council members have been instrumental in helping Purdue Agriculture set and reach some important goals. Purdue Agriculture is fortunate to have exceptional individuals who invest in and support the future of agriculture.

These are the members of the Purdue Agriculture Dean’s Advisory Council:

William “Kess” Berg (2018-2022)
CEO/Managing Member, Advanced Agrilytics and Ag Ingenuity Partners

Kristen Bloink (2019-2023)
Vice President, Global Research & External Innovation, Elanco Animal Health

Brittini Brown (2019-2024)
Asst. Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Maryland Balitimore Co.

Brian Buchanan (2020-2024)
Indiana State Senator

Carrie Burbrink (2020-2024)
Ingredient Manager, R&D Manager - Innovation Technology Quality, General Mills

Josh Crabb (2018-2022)
Operations Manager, CEVA

Kendell Culp (2020-2024)
Grain/Livestock Producer

Janelle Deatsman (2021-2024)
Senior Communications Manager, Maple Leaf Farms

Emily Flynn (2018-2022)
Seed Resources and QMS Manager, Inari

Michael Dunn (2018-2022)
Director of Freshwater Conservation, The Nature Conservancy in Indiana

Jim Engleberth (2019-2023)
Regional Brands Manager, Corteva

Jerry Flint (2018-2022)
Vice President Engagement and Outreach, National Pork Board

Mitch Frazier (2021-2024)
President & CEO, AgriNovus Indiana

James Fung (2021-2024)
CEO, Indiana Crop Improvement Association

Brian Garwood (2020-2024)
Co-Owner, Garwood Orchards, INC.

Tyler Gough (2019-2023)
Head Farmer, Indy Urban Acres

Stacey Hartley (2021-2024)
Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor, Tipton Community School Corporation

Heather Hill (2020-2024)
Grain/Livestock Producer, Hill Farms

Aaron Howell (2019-2023)
Co-owner and Director of Operations, Howell Farms of Crossroads

Shibu Jose (2020-2024)
Associate Dean for Research, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri

Rob Kastens (2021-2024)
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Fricks Quality Meats

Bruce Kettler (2018-2022)
Director, Indiana State Department of Agriculture

Courtney Kingery (2020-2024)
CEO, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Corn Growers Association

Tammy Lawson (2019-2023)
Owner/Operator, Lawson Farms

Chris Matthys (2021-2024)
Buyer, Labbemint, Inc. and Grain Producer

James Monger (2021-2024)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion, Cargill, Inc.

J.D. Prescott (2020-2024)
Production Manager, Beck’s Superior Hybrids

Tony Rumschlag (2019-2023)
Senior Director Consulting Veterinarians, Elanco Animal Health

Mark Shaw (2021-2024)
President, Knox Fertilizer Company

Jeremy Slater (2019-2023)
V.P. Capital Projects & Facilities, Purdue Research Foundation

Laura Treanor (2020-2024)
Provost, Vice President for Instructional Services/Dean of Faculty, Vincennes University