2024 Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry was a big success - see the photo gallery here! Save the date for next year - February 1, 2025! 

Come home to the 2024 Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry - right here in Tippecanoe County! 

The annual event will feature three academic leaders from the College of Agriculture who will share the inspiring progress being made in digital agriculture. Agronomy professor Mitch Tuinstra and forestry and natural resources professor Songlin Fei will show the methods they and their colleagues are using to measure every tree and crop. Ankita Raturi, an assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, will illustrate how her lab is analyzing the data being collected in these and other efforts to improve resilience in food and agricultural systems. Renowned agriculture broadcaster Max Armstrong will welcome guests to the event. Armstrong is known to generations of Midwestern farmers as the former host of shows on RFD-TV and WGN-TV and Radio.

There's even something for future Boilermakers! Our childcare area got an upgrade last year and we're continuing to expand on it - known as the Ag Adventures Club! It's still free for those who sign up, registration is required. 

Be sure to come early, doors open at 9:30 am, to visit Purdue Ag Avenue presented by Can-Am, program begins at 11 am. 

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, 1406 Teal Road, Lafayette, IN 47905

Doors and Exhibits Open: at 9:30 a.m. | Program Begins: at 11:00 a.m.

Free Parking

Ticket price is $30 each until 12/31/23. Starting January 1, ticket prices will be $35 each. 

Priority seating deadline is January 12; registration deadline is January 18 for catering. When registration closes - call office (765) 494-8593 for remaining ticket availability.



Frequently Asked Questions

Here are list of common questions about the Fish Fry.

Free parking is available in the lots surrounding the Tippecanoe County fairgrounds facilities. Main entrance will be on the east side of the building. There is handicap parking close to the south entrance.

Tickets will not be mailed this year. You will receive your table seating assignment when you check in at the event. It is important that we know the names of all your guests to simplify this process at check in. If you need to update your guest names anytime after you register, please call the Ag Alumni office at 765-494-8593 or e-mail danica@purdue.edu with updates. If you wish to pay by check, please call the office to place your order. 

*For the 2nd year in a row* Tables have seating for 8. When you register, in the "Notes" field you can enter any special seating requests you have and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Join us for fun activities while the adults enjoy the main program. This section will be updated as details get confirmed. There is no cost for children to participate but registration is required for all children. On the Fish Fry registration page, there is a ticket type for childcare area - please fill this out for each child. 

Reservations are required by January 23 for the Ag Adventure's Club.

Hickory Smoked Pork Chop with BBQ Sauce and Dan's Fish Fry with Tartar Sauce, Creamy Coleslaw, Classic Green Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Roll & Butter, Pumpkin Ice Cream. Samples of Boilermaker Hot Sauce Available.

Food caterer is Shoup's Country Catering. 

Please list any dietary restrictions you have when you register. If you have changes to your guests anytime after you register and need to update dietary restrictions, please call the Ag Alumni office at 765-494-8593 or e-mail danica@purdue.edu with changes.

The list of 2024 awardees for the Certificate of Distinction have not been released yet. To view past recipients, please visit the Certificate of Distinction page.

There are a limited number of exhibitor booth spaces in Ag Avenue - presented by Can-Am. If you would like information about being an exhibitor, please e-mail brandi@purdue.edu.

Click here to view sponsorship opportunities and contact Kelly Delp at KJDelp@purdueforlife.org with questions and marketing deadlines.

It is a special tradition to include students and friends as servers at this event - servers receive a free meal and get to enjoy the Fish Fry program. We need over 100 volunteers to help at this event. This is a great event for networking - don't miss your opportunity to be involved! Volunteers need to register for the event and select the “volunteer server” ticket and enter your information. Additional information will be sent to you after you register. Volunteers need to be at the event site at 8:30 a.m. 

Servers will again receive a free t-shirt to wear during the event. 

Check out this cute Ag Alumni pop-up online boutique! Place orders by January 19 and you can pick up items at the Fish Fry! Proceeds benefit Ag Alumni Programming.



For local hotel information, please visit https://www.homeofpurdue.com/hotels/


Contact the Purdue Ag Alumni office at 765-494-8593 or e-mail Danica Kirkpatrick at danica@purdue.edu