2023 Steve Brown

Steve Brown grew up on his family farm in Pine Village, Indiana. He has been active in farming for over 35 years, raising corn, soybeans, wheat, and swine. He graduated from Benton Central High School in 1978. He then went on to attend classes and play baseball at the University of South Florida. Upon completion, he graduated with a degree in Marketing and Distributive Education in 1982.

Steve has been very active in the community, taking on numerous roles in a variety of activities such as 4H, youth baseball and serving on the Staff Parish Council at Christ United Methodist Church. Steve also served on the Tippecanoe County Farm Bureau Board.
Steve retired from FSA in 2015 with 33 years of experience.

Throughout his FSA career, he wore many hats. He was the county executive director of Porter and Carroll Counties. In the 17 years he was serving Carroll County, he led an office that successfully administered several programs. For example: commodity programs, grain reserve programs, pick and roll programs, loan deficiency programs, and finally, conservation reserve programs.

In 2001, Steve moved to the State Farm Service Agency office in Indianapolis working as a program chief for all 92 counties.

In 2017, Brown was appointed by the Trump Administration to take on the role of State Executive Director of the Indiana Farm Service Agency. He retired from this final position in January of 2021.

Steve and his wife of 33 years, Debra, reside in Clarks Hill. They have two daughters, Kelsey and Corey, who have given them retirement jobs of taking care of the grandpop, Walker, grandson Jack, and granddaughter Scottie May. Steve continues to be an active Purdue fan and enjoys golfing in his free time.

March 02, 2024

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