|Interim director announced for Indiana Pork Producers
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has selected Terry Henderson, president of Achieva, Inc., Zionsville, Ind., as the organization’s interim executive vice president according to IPPA President Alan Wilhoite, Lebanon.
Henderson assumed the new responsibilities January 2 and will serve as interim while IPPA starts a search for a permanent executive vice president. Wilhoite hopes to have the position filled within the next six months.
“We’re pleased that Terry and Achieva have accepted the offer to help us lead our pork programs into the future,” said Wilhoite. “They bring a wealth of experience that should be of great benefit to our programs.
Henderson’s company, Achieva, Inc., started in 1997, provides business and association management services to a wide range of state and national clients. Henderson has more than 20 years of experience in agriculture and business and received his degree in animal sciences from Oklahoma State University. Most recently, he provided strategic planning consultation for IPPA and the Indiana Livestock Alliance.
Henderson said the first order of business will be to familiarize himself with IPPA’s work plans for 2006 and build on the strong program left behind by IPPA Executive Vice President Terry Fleck and the board of directors.
“IPPA is one of the strongest commodity organizations in the nation and our goal is to build on this impressive track record the leaders and staff have developed,” added Henderson.
Terrell named new director of Indiana Office of Rural Affairs
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Lt. Governor Becky Skillman recently named David Terrell the new Director of the Indiana Office of Rural Affairs. Terrell will assume his duties in May, but until that time he will work closely with Interim Director Steve Adams.
“It has been my passion for a long time to help Indiana’s small cities and towns build the best possible quality of life for their residents,” remarked Lt. Governor Skillman who also serves as Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “I welcome David Terrell to state government as a partner in this effort.”
Terrell, who lives in Madison, is currently the Executive Director of the Madison-Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation and works with communities throughout Indiana in planning and implementing community-level actions to address their needs. He is a member of the Indiana Human Resource Investment Council and serves as vice president of the Indiana Economic Development Association’s Board of Directors.
“I am honored to join Lt. Governor Skillman’s team,” said Terrell. “In our discussions I became excited about her vision, and Governor Daniels’ vision, for the State of Indiana and the role this Office can play in achieving that vision, especially from an economic development perspective. I look forward to establishing the Office as a key team member, along with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Indiana State Department of Agricul-ture, and other partners in pursuit of improving our state’s economy.”
“David will bring a tremendous amount of expertise, particularly in the area of economic development,” said Adams, who joined the Office in June as its Director of Strategic Development and has been serving as Interim Director since October. “I look forward to working with him during this transitional period, and beyond, to ensure Hoosiers throughout Indiana have successful and sustainable communities.”
The Indiana Office of Rural Affairs was created in the 2005 legislative session at the request of Lt. Governor Skillman. It has centralized a wide variety of state government programs to more effectively serve Hoosiers who live in small towns and rural areas.
ODA Director appoints two top administrators
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Fred L. Dailey recently appointed two key staff to oversee division programs.
As Chief of Markets, Katy Poth will oversee the domestic marketing program, which includes the department’s signature marketing campaign, OHIO PROUD. She will also oversee the international marketing program, which aims to help expand foreign markets for Ohio agricultural products. In addition, she will administer the publication of the farmers’ market directory, Heartland Cuisine cooking demonstrations at the Ohio State Fair, and oversee Ohio’s commodity marketing programs.
Poth is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communication and Spanish. She earned her master’s degree in education policy and management at Harvard University.
As Assistant Chief of Animal Industry, Dr. Tony Forshey will oversee the Animal Industry Division field staff and operations. He will directly communicate and implement programs and policies and will assist the state veterinarian.
Forshey has 27 years of experience in veterinary practice and is licensed in five states including: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa.
Previously, he was president and CEO of Professional Veterinary Services in Archbold where he focused on veterinary practice with a major emphasis on swine production.
Forshey is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a doctorate in veterinary medicine.
Campion named to national post
URBANA, Ill. — Dennis R. Campion, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach in the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, has been named secretary of the Council for Extension, Continuing Education, and Public Service (CECEPS) of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.
CECEPS is a group for professionals engaged in a broad range of outreach activities including Extension, economic development, continuing education, technical assistance, and public service.
Under CECEPS’ guidelines, Campion will eventually serve as chairman of the group.
Published in the January 4, 2006 issue of Farm World.