WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (June 19, 2018) – Throughout the years many people have stood out within Indiana FFA’s rich history. These individuals have done great work for our Foundation. The Outstanding Service Award is one of our most prestigious awards that can be given, and it is given to someone who has shown extreme hard work and dedication to Indiana FFA. This years’ recipient was Mr. Tyler Tuttle of Greenwood, Indiana. Tyler served on the Indiana FFA Foundation Board from 2011 to 2017, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Indiana FFA Foundation in 2015 to 2017. Tuttle is a former member of the Angola FFA Chapter in District III and served as Indiana FFA Association State Northern Region Vice President in 1987-88. He is a recipient of the Hoosier Farmer Degree and American FFA Degree. Tyler was instrumental in helping develop the Indiana FFA Foundation’s 5-year strategic plan; a plan that has brought a great deal of focus and execution to the board. He also was responsible for bringing new sponsors to the table like Helena and Ceres Solutions. During his 3 year term as Chair the Foundation he oversaw raising over $3 million dollars that helped contribute to paying off the leadership center, Starting a “rainy day” fund, and increased the Give Hope Annuity just to name a few.
Tyler graduated from Purdue University and is an effective FFA and agriculture education champion. He currently serves as Strategic Account Executive working with Crop Production Services for North America for FMC. Tyler who is a 27-year veteran with FMC continues to share his passion for the agriculture industry by assisting customers with their business needs. He and his wife Linda and daughter Jana are active in the Johnson County area and have been great supporters of Indiana FFA.