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Indiana Nominating Committee Election

Candidates running to join the Nominating Committee in Indiana in 2023.

Dan Arnholt

Columbus, Indiana

Arnholt is part owner of Sudan Farms Inc. raising corn and soybeans on 1,500 acres, custom farms 600 acres, and conducts soil testing, lime and gypsum application in several counties. He served as CEO or interim CEO for several Rural Electric Membership Corporations and on the boards of CAPCO, AgrIInstitute, Columbus Economic Development Board, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Indiana 4-H Tractor Committee, and Heritage Fund of Bartholomew County. Arnholt has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee and is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council. He currently is Captain of Elder Team for St. Peters Lutheran Church, leader of Bartholomew County 4-H Tractor Program, coordinator of AgrIInstitute’s Community Foundation program and Chairman of Bartholomew County Redevelopment Commission.

William “Kirk” Bennett

Knox, Indiana

Bennett is a life-long farmer along with his family whose operation consists of row crops raising corn, soybeans, wheat and hay. Bennett’s family operation also raises freezer beef. He owns 700 acres and leases 2,800. He has 20 years of manufacturing experience in sales, customer service and warehouse management. Since 2004, Bennett has held many positions on the Knox Community School Board and has served as Finance Council for St. Thomas Church since 2008. He is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council.

A.J. Booher

West Lafayette, Indiana

Booher owns 620 acres and leases an additional 3,400 acres on which he raises corn, soybeans, cattle and hogs. He is the sixth generation on the family farm, which has been in business for 153 years. Booher assumed management of the farm in 1993, since that time, the farm has grown from 1,400 acres to 3,900 acres. Along with his wife, Amy, he also started a vacation condo rental business with six locations in Florida. Booher is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council and has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee. He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church and is an Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni.

Lisa Hammock

Madison, Indiana

Hammock is a self-employed general contractor, farmer and landlord. She raises soybeans, corn and hay and runs a cow/calf operation on 4,000 owned and 3,000 leased acres. She is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council and a Board member of Jefferson County Planning Commission. She has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee, is the former Secretary of the Madison Industrial Development Corporation, and former Vice President and former President of the Jefferson County Indiana Builders Association.

David Hardin

Avon, Indiana

Hardin is a full-time farmer raising corn, soybeans, and wheat using both conventional and no-till practices on 375 owned and 1,975 leased acres. Additionally, he manages his family’s 600 sow, farrow to finish swine operation. Hardin currently serves on the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council and has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee. He is a member of Indiana Pork Producers, Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture Advisory Council, Hendricks County Farm Bureau, Hendricks County Health Board, Indiana Board of Animal Health, and the AgrIInstitute. In 2022, Hardin was inducted into the class of Indiana Prairie Farmer Master Farmers.

Scott Maple

Kokomo, Indiana

Maple is a third-generation partner in a multi-family commercial grain operation raising corn, soybeans and wheat on 403 owned and 6,100 leased acres. Maple teaches agriculture as an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College. He is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council and is the former Vice Chairman of the Howard County Farm Service Agency County Committee. He is Policy Chairman for Howard County Farm Bureau, serves on the Board of Directors of Kokomo Rescue Mission and on the Advisory Group for Purdue Center for Commercial Ag, and is a member of Crossroads Community Church.

Dylan Rexing

Evansville, Indiana

Rexing serves as President and CEO of Rexing Companies, which includes multiple family entities serving customers in agriculture, logistics, trucking, cold storage and real estate leasing. Rexing works alongside his father and uncle to raise corn, soybeans and cotton on their 3,500-acre family farm. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He serves as a Board member for the Boys & Girls Club, Southwest Indiana Chamber, Transportation Committee Member and the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership - Family Business Alliance Executive Member. Rexing is also a member of the Vistage Worldwide CEO Peer Group.

Somula Schwoeppe

Huntingburg, Indiana

Schwoeppe owns and operates a fifth-generation dairy farm raising corn and forage crops and selling registered breeding stock on 158 owned and 200 leased acres. She has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Pathways to Global Sustainability and is a Senior Manager for Agri Engagement at Feeding America. Schwoeppe is Treasurer of Prairie Farms, Inc. and President of Southwest Indiana Holstein Club. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Annie’s Project and Professional Dairy Producers Foundation. She is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council.

Andrew Stewart

Greensburg, Indiana

Stewart works full-time farming on his family’s 4,000-acre row crop operation of which he owns 220 acres. The family operation raises commercial corn, seed soybeans, seed wheat, alfalfa and Angus cattle. Stewart was previously employed with Farm Credit Mid-America for five years. He is Treasurer of the Indiana Beef Cattle Association and serves on the Indiana Beef Evaluation Program Board of Directors. Additionally, he serves on the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council.

Terry Vieck

Vincennes, Indiana

Vieck is a fifth-generation farmer who, along with his sons and son-in-law, grows, packages, and ships fresh fruit and vegetables, including potatoes, sweet corn, melons, broccoli, zucchini, squash and grain. He owns 700 acres and leases 4,000 acres. Vieck previously served on the Knox County Drainage Board for five years. He is a member of the Farm Credit Mid-America Advocate Council and serves as a Board Member of Brevoort Levee Conservancy and President of St. Vincent DePaul. He has served on the Farm Credit Mid-America Nominating Committee.