Joseph R. Pearson
Indiana Agriculture Advocate
Hartford City, IN
Joe Pearson has served the agriculture and specifically the livestock industry in an exemplary manner. As Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of Indiana for nearly 10 years, Joe has been an effective administrator and diligent leader that valued all agricultural species and their contribution to Indiana commerce. He has served the livestock industries as the direct line of communications to the Governor's Office and the state legislators, with the betterment of the industry at heart.
Joe has truly been an advocate for the livestock industries through his work with the Livestock Promotion and Value Added Grants. He has initiated and helped to organize the Indiana Livestock Alliance with over 30 vitally important organizations represented in the Alliance.
This support award is offered to Joseph R. Pearson for his special and relentless support of animal agriculture and rural development. Thank you for serving as "Indiana's Agricultural Advocate".