What Retirement? Indiana Farm Bureau President To Run For National Office

Jul 20, 2015

Don Villwock said in June that he planned to step away from Farm Bureau politics.
Credit Indiana Farm Bureau

About a month after he announced his plans to retire as President of the Indiana Farm Bureau, it seems Don Villwock may not be out of agriculture politics just yet.

Villwock, who’s led the Indiana chapter for 14 years, says he’d planned to return to his family farm in Knox County, but was encouraged by a number of southern Farm Bureau leaders to try to succeed Bob Stallman as president of the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Villwock will run against the presidents of the Oregon, Arizona and Georgia Farm Bureaus and says he thinks it’s a win-win proposition.

“If I win, I’ll be thrilled, but if I don’t win and actually do retire and go back to our farm, I’d be happy as well. What a great position to be in,” Villwock says.

The election takes place at the AFBF’s January meeting in Orlando, Florida.