The Indiana State Department of Agriculture would like welcome new staff to ISDA.
Ashley Linville will be starting her new role as Resource Specialist in the Johnson County field office as part of the Division of Soil Conservation team. Before joining ISDA, Ashley worked as a Natural Resource Specialist for the Shelby County Soil and Water Conservation District. She is proficient in Highly Erodible Land/Wetland compliance determinations and has assisted with conservation planning efforts for several Farm Bill programs including Conservation Reserve Program, Conservation Stewardship Program and the Environmental Quality Incentive Program.
Ashley is an Indiana native from Shelby County. She is a 2006 graduate of Hanover College with a Bachelor’s degree in biology.
She lives in Shelbyville on her family’s beef and grain farm. She enjoys working on the family farm, spending time with friends and family and boating.
Logan Garner is taking on a new role with ISDA moving from his Resource Specialist position for the Tippecanoe Watershed based in Kosciusko County to Program Manager for the ISDA Water Quality Initiatives at the Central Office in Indianapolis. In this role he will manage the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), as well as play an integral part in developing Indiana’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Prior to joining ISDA in 2011, he was a Research Assistant at DOW AgroSciences.
Garner is originally from Alexandria, Indiana. He is a 2009 graduate of Butler University with a B.A. in Science and Technology Studies and Philosophy.
Garner currently lives in Lafayette and enjoys all manner of rustic outdoor activities including camping, kayaking and hiking.