Joseph Kelsay

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Joseph Kelsay
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Indiana Director of Agriculture
In office
November 2009 - 2013
Years in position 6
Base salary$99,001
Elections and appointments
AppointedNovember 2009
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPurdue University (1999)
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Joseph Kelsay was a Director of Agriculture in Indiana. He served in this position from 2009 to 2013.[1]

Kelsay announced on January 21, 2013 that he would be taking a position with Indianapolis based Dow AgroSciences. The decision comes after a December 2012 announcement that he would not be asked to stay on in his position in 2013.[2][3]


Kelsay is a sixth generation farmer. He has been a partner in Kelsay Farms since January 2000. His wife Amy operates Kelsay Farm Tours, LLC. He has served in a number of positions within the agriculture industry, including roles with the Indiana Professional Dairy Producers, Purdue University Dean of Agriculture‘s Advisory Council, Young Farmers in Indiana Farm Bureau, and the Indiana FFA Foundation.[4]


  • B.S., Agriculture Economics Farm Management, Purdue University, 1999

Political career

Agriculture Director (2009-2013)

Kelsay was appointed as Indiana Director of Agriculture in November 2009.[1] He served in this position until 2013.[5][6]



Kelsay was appointed as Indiana Director of Agriculture in November 2009.[1]

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Preceded by
Indiana Director of Agriculture
November 2009 - 2013
Succeeded by
Gina Sheets