MASDA Members, Sponsors & Guests:
Welcome to the 2012 MASDA Conference at the crossroads of the Midwest and in the heart of the Hoosier state. I’m excited about the opportunity for us to reconnect and share ideas about agriculture. Despite global economic challenges, it is rewarding to know our industry continues to be leading economic health and recovery around the Midwest, giving us reason for celebration and motivation for continued industry innovations.
We will be hosting this year’s conference in downtown Indianapolis from June 21st-25th and have a great line up of tours, speakers and events. Highlights include visits to Dow AgroSciences and Camp Atterbury Military Base, as well as presenters from Elanco and Purdue University. We will also share with you the sights of Indianapolis with a trip to the “Amazing Maize” exhibit at the Indiana State Museum, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indy’s St. Elmo’s Steakhouse.
We look forward to showing you the absolute best in Hoosier Hospitality as we expand the critical conversation of how agriculture in the Midwest can cultivate the kind of climate that helps ensure “Business Grows Here.”
2012 MASDA President
Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture