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In December 2013, Huntington University established the Agriculture Advisory Council, a group that has formally pursued an agriculture program.

The 2018–2019 Agriculture Advisory Council


  • President — Mr. Joe Kessie, Senior Vice President of Lake City Bank
  • Vice-President — Jeff Mize, CEO of Ag Plus
  • Secretary/Treasurer — Bobby Caley, Owner of Caley Farms

Ag Industry Members

  • Bob Krouse, CEO of Midwest Poultry Services
  • Steve Platt, Huntington farmer, former HU Men’s Basketball Coach
  • RD Schrader, President of Schrader Real Estate and Auction
  • Kip Tom, Managing Member of Tom Farms; President of CereServ Inc.
  • Mark Tullis, Past President of North Central Co-Op
  • Dr. Douglas R.Ware, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Nutrition Physiology Company, LLC

Huntington University Members

  • Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, President
  • Dr. Jessica Bagerman, Assistant Professor of Agriculture
  • Dr. Bruce Evans, Professor of Biology
  • Dr. Collin Hobbs, Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Dr. Ann McPherren, Chair of the Business and Economics Department
  • Nate Perry, Coordinator of Ag Operations and External Relations
  • Dr. Raymie Porter, Institute Director and Associate Professor of Agriculture
  • Anita Wickersham, Associate Professor of Accounting and Business

Student Representatives

  • Bailey Rothrock
  • Kari Riehle
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