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Beth Bechdol

President and CEO
Beth excels at building unconventional alliances, connecting people who may not know they need connecting and telling the exciting and inspiring story of the agbiosciences to everyone she meets.

Beth has served in leadership roles at Ice Miller LLP, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee under Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar and with Informa Economics.

Beth believes in serving your community and giving yourself to worthy causes that will change the world. She serves as board chair for the Indiana Humanities Council and is a board member for the Indiana State Fair Commission, Conner Prairie and the Purdue Research Foundation. She is also an enthusiastic supporter of the National FFA, having served as Chair of both its Sponsors’ Board and Board of Trustees.
Beth is a die-hard Hoya and Boilermaker. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in International Law and International Affairs from Georgetown University and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.