INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The three candidates to be the next lieutenant govrnor are set to debate rural issues at 3 p.m. Aug. 15, in the Farm Bureau Building Banquet Hall at the Indiana State Fair.
Inside INdiana Business Host Gerry Dick will moderate the discussion among Republican Sue Ellsperman, Democrat Vi Simpson and Libertarian Brad Klopfrenstein.
Voters will have a first-hand opportunity to understand the views of each candidate on agriculture and rural issues and the impact on Indiana’s economy.
The candidates for lieutenant governor will face a panel of agriculture journalists including Dave Blower,editor, Farm World ; Jerry Goshert,editor, The Farmer’s Exchange; Megan Grebner, Indiana farm director, Brownfield Network; and Gary Truitt, president, Hoosier Ag Today.
Hosted by AgrIInstitute, the debate is sponsored by IceMiller and CountryMark. Additional sponsors include Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc, Indiana Corn Growers Association and Indiana Soybean Alliance
“AgrIInstitute is pleased to once again host the lieutenant governor debate to enable citizens of Indiana to become informed voters in this fall’s election. Our organization is dedicated to enhancing Indiana’s leadership capacity and network of leaders. As Indiana’s secretary of agriculture, the Lt. Governor is an important leader of our agricultural community,” says Beth Archer, Executive Director, AgrIInstitute.
Aug. 15 is celebrated as Farmer’s Day at the Indiana State Fair. A full day of agricultural industry events have been planned to celebrate the importance of agriculture to Indiana.
Source: The AgrIInstitute