Indiana's director of agriculture was confirmed Tuesday as nation's first undersecretary for foreign agricultural trade.
Ted McKinney has directed Indiana's Department of Agriculture since 2014, after working at Dow AgroSciences and Eli Lilly subsidiary Elanco.
Most of the Hoosier prospects to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture were on the Trump campaign's agricultural advisory team.
The state’s new Indiana Grown program has added around 100 members in its first month, yet educating the public about the initiative remains a challenge.
Ted McKinney is replacing Gina Sheets, who is leaving after a year on the job.