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Ted McKinney

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Ted McKinney
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Indiana Director of Agriculture
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2014
PartyNon-partisan
PredecessorGina Sheets
Compensation
Base salary$99,001
Elections and appointments
AppointedDecember 4, 2013
Appointed byGov. Mike Pence (R)
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPurdue University
Websites
Office website
Ted McKinney is the current Director of Agriculture in Indiana. He was appointed to the position by Gov. Mike Pence (R) on December 4, 2013, and assumed office on January 7, 2014.[1]

Pence named McKinney as the new head of the State Department of Agriculture on December 4, 2013, to replace former director of economic development and international trade for the Indiana Department of Agriculture, Gina Sheets.[2]

Biography

McKinney was raised on his family farm, located in Tipton County, Indiana. He earned his bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University and later became a leader of the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Trust Fund.[3]

At the time of McKinney's appointment to public office in 2013, he was working in the private sector as Director of Global Corporate Affairs for Elanco Animal Health.

McKinney's employment experience in the agriculture industry also includes Elanco Products Company, DowElanco and Dow Agro Sciences.[1]

An active member of the Indiana agriculture community, McKinney has held prominent roles in the Indiana Future Farmers of America and the Indiana 4-H Foundation.

Education

  • Bachelor degree in agricultural economics - Purdue University

Political career

Indiana Agriculture Director (2014-present)

McKinney was appointed as the Indiana Director of Agriculture by Gov. Mike Pence, effective January 7, 2014.[1]

Appointments

2013

McKinney was appointed Indiana Director of Agriculture on December 4, 2013, to replace resigned director Gina Sheets. He was tapped for the cabinet position by Gov. Mike Pence, for a term beginning January 7, 2014.

Personal

McKinney and his wife, Julie, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gina Sheets
Indiana Director of Agriculture
January 7, 2014 - present
Succeeded by
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