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Amy Kraft

President - Amy Kraft

A graduate of Indiana University, Kraft received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. She is currently working on her master's degree in public relations from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. Kraft worked for the Indiana Senate as a public information officer. She moved from there to an Indianapolis public relations firm and has served as public affairs specialist for Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance for more than five years.

Active in her local community, Kraft is on the board of directors of Professional Insurance Communicators of America, Inc. and serves on the Elegant Vintages Steering Committee for the Indianapolis Zoo and the Sponsorship Committee for the Julian Center, a women's shelter. She is a graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in public service program and has earned her accreditation in public relations from PRSA.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, collecting first edition Nancy Drew books, and anything that has to do with whales.

Amy Kraft, APR
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

Vice President - Anna Ariens

Anna Ariens is the Assistant Director of Leadership Programs, Future Farmers of America and Indiana Young Farmers' Association for Indiana State Department of Agriculture.
Anna Ariens
Indiana State Department of Agriculture
Careful Country Racoon

Treasurer - Ernie Sheldon

Ernie Sheldon is an Associate Professor in the Department of the Built Environment at Indiana State University.
Ernest Sheldon, Ph.D.
Health, Safety & Environmental Health Department
Indiana State University
B-74 Arena
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Office: (812) 237-3107
Dr. William Field

Secretary - Bill Field

Bill Field is a Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. Bill received his B.S. from the State University College at Buffalo, New York, and his M.A. and Ed.D from the University of Minnesota. He began as extension safety specialist and assistant professor in Agricultural Engineering at Purdue in 1977. Bill provides leadership for both the department and Purdue University's agricultural health and safety program which includes teaching, research and extension education components. He also supervises the Breaking New Ground Outreach Program which provides assistance to farmers with physical handicaps.

Among his many honors, Bill received the first Hoosier Safety Council Award presented in 1987, the USDA Superior Service Award in 1989, the Eric G. Sharvelle Distinguished Extension Specialist Award for services to the people of rural Indiana in 1989. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Agricultural Editor's Association for his contributions to the field of agricultural safety and health education. In 2002, he received the Sagamore of the Wabash from Indiana's Governor for services to rural residents of the state. In 2004 he was the recipient of the M.L. King Spirit of Justice Award for his work with farm families affected by disability.

Bill Field, Ed.D.
Ag & Biological Engineering Department
225 S University Street
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2093

Office: (765) 494-1191
Fax: (765) 496-1115
Last updated: 13-Dec-2011 2:55 PM