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:


Brian Buchanan (2020-2024)
Indiana State Senator

Carrie Burbrink (2020-2024)
Innovation Technology & Quality Manager, Emerging Brands and External Development, General Mills

Alejandra Chavez (2023-2026)
Vice President, U.S. Multi-Channel Sed & Specialty Business, Corteva Agriscience

Kendell Culp (2020-2024)
Grain/Livestock Producer

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

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

Rick Haggard (2023-2026)
Executive Director, Indiana Landscape Association

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

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

Jada Hoerr (2022-2025)
Chief Resource Officer, Midwest Food Bank

Lucas Huntimer (2023-2026)
Head of Research and Development, Rumin8

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

Rob Kastens (2021-2024)

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

Don Lamb (2023-2026)
Director, Indiana State Department of Agriculture

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

Joe McGuire (2023-2026)
CEO, Pure Green Farms

Rachel Miller (2022-2025)
Director, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Indiana Packers Corporation

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

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

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

Emil Shemer (2022-2025)
Director of Product Development, Red Gold

Brian Shuter (2023-2026)
Executive Vice President, Indiana Beef Cattle Association

Eric Steiner (2023-2026)

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

Brad Walker (2022-2025)
Regional VP Ag Lending, AVP Credit, Credit Analysis, and Financial Officer, Farm Credit Mid-America

Karl Weiss (2023-2026)
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Integrated Components and Solutions Division, Caterpillar