Farm Bureau gets first new leader in 14 years

A southwestern Indiana farmer has been chosen as Indiana Farm Bureau's first new leader in 14 years.

Vanderburgh County farmer Randy Kron was elected president Tuesday during the state convention of Indiana's largest farm organization. He's currently the group's vice president.

Kron will take over as president on Jan. 1. He'll replace Knox County's Don Villwock, who's served in that post for 14 years but did not seek another term.

Kron farms with his wife and son near Evansville, raising primarily corn, soybeans and wheat. He's a 1983 graduate of Purdue University and holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics.

Jasper County grain and hog farmer Kendell Culp was chosen Tuesday to succeed Kron as Indiana Farm Bureau's vice president.

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