Apex Award Winner 2014 - Jane Ade Stevens
Jane Ade Stevens is CEO for Indiana Soybean Alliance, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Corn Growers Association. In her job she oversees the corn and soybean checkoff programs. In addition, she manages the membership and policy organizations that is separate from the checkoff.
Prior to Jane’s work with Indiana’s corn and soybean programs, she was president of Stevens & Associates, Inc., public relations and communications company. She has also worked for Indiana Farm Bureau, Elanco, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the Natural Resources & Environment Assistant Secretary.
In 2011 Stevens received the Purdue University Agriculture Alumni Certificate of Distinction. She currently serves on the board of directors for a number of organizations, including Qualisoy, Center for Food Integrity, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, Center for Agricultural, Science and Heritage, and Purdue University’s College of Agriculture Dean’s Advisory Council.
Stevens grew up on a grain and livestock farm near Purdue University in Indiana where she graduated from Purdue with a B.S. in Agriculture. She and her husband Roger live in Indianapolis and have a son. When they are not working, you can find Jane on a sailboat either sailing, knitting or reading the next great novel.