Indiana Farm Bureau names Todd Davis as first chief economist

Indiana Farm Bureau has appointed Todd Davis as the lobbying organization and insurance mutual’s first chief economist.

In the new role he will be tasked with helping bureau members and staff to understand the impact of policy issues and how they intersect with economics.

Previously, Davis was a senior economist at American Farm Bureau Federation and has worked as an extension economist and state specialist for Clemson University and the University of Kentucky. He obtained his masters’s and doctorate degrees in agricultural economics from Purdue University.

Commenting on his appointment, Davis said: “My career has been focused on helping farmers make better management decisions.”

He added: “I also grew up on a corn, soybean and hog farm and am still a general partner in our family farm in Iowa. So, I can relate to our members on a personal level as well.”

Indiana Farm Bureau is a lobby group that promotes agriculture and advocates for agricultural and rural needs within the state of Indiana. It also operates a mutual insurance company.