Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will deliver the luncheon keynote at Reynolds Harvest ’17 Clinic Aug. 23 in northern Hamilton County, but some may be unfamiliar with why the Lt. Governor is the ideal keynote speaker for the event.
Indiana’s Lieutenant Governor serves in a number of critical roles that directly impact Hoosier farmers and Indiana’s agricultural economy. The Lieutenant Governor serves as the state’s Secretary of Agriculture, helping to guide the Indiana State Department of Agriculture – an agency created in 2005 to serve as an advocate for Hoosier farmers and to fuel economic opportunity in the agricultural sector. In addition to her statewide agricultural leadership, she presides as President of the Indiana Senate, serves as the Secretary of Rural Development, and oversees the state’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs among a host of other agencies and duties.
Her unique position leading a broad group of agencies that serve rural Indiana provides a great perspective for a one-of-a-kind lunch. Here are a few topics we expect her to discuss:
- Infrastructure – what’s being done to invest in the network of county, state and U.S. highways and byways to make it possible to easily move from farm to field to market;
- Rural initiatives – identifying key programs and projects underway to fuel Indiana’s rural economy; and
- Connecting the dots – what’s the state’s vision to connect Indiana’s strength in agriculture with its leadership in logistics and technology to make every sector stronger.
Join us for this incredibly unique opportunity to hear from Lt. Governor Crouch. The Reynolds Harvest ’17 Clinic begins at 8:15 a.m. on the 23rd and offers a host of classes and experiences designed to help Hoosier farmers make the most of the upcoming Harvest season. The event is free, but registration is required. You learn more about this annual event and register to attend online here.