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Name: Jackson Allen

Hometown: Alexander, IL

High school: A-C Central High School

Major & Concentration: Agribusiness Management with Crop Science minor

Why did you come to Purdue: It's strong reputation and high ranking of the Agribusiness Program. I wanted to get the best education, and I knew that would come from Purdue.

Favorite Purdue tradition: Purdue Basketball Games and Paint Crew

Top three influences at Purdue:

  1. Study Abroad to Costa Rica
  2. Hammer Down Hunger
  3. PUDM & the Romine Family

Five words to describe Purdue:

  • Driven
  • Leading
  • Prestigious
  • Inclusive
  • Inspiring


Top five highlights of your career:

  1. Joining FarmHouse Fraternity
  2. Participating in PUDM head shaving
  3. AGEC 430 Cap Simulation
  4. Study Abroad to Costa Rica
  5. Creating Endless Friendships

Something you wish you would have done at Purdue: Became more involved in College of Agriculture extra-curricular groups

Places you have been as a Purdue student 

  • Costa Rica for study abroad
  • Corteva Crop Science Internship
  • WinField United Croplan Seed Sales Internship

Have to redo college in a major not in Ag: Mechanical Engineering

Favorite club/organization: Ag Econ Envoys

Favorite Student-led event/initiative: PUDM

Favorite Purdue event: Grand Prix

Favorite place to study: FarmHouse Fraternity

Over your career where were you most likely to be found on campus: Athletic courts/fields

Favorite spot on campus: Mackey Arena

Favorite thing about CoA: Breadth of opportunities

Favorite thing about AGEC: Being a part of the best AGEC Program in the Country

Favorite thing about your major: Simulations in AGEC 330 and AGEC 430

Favorite class: AGEC 330

Favorite professor: Freddie Barnard

Coolest project: AGEC 430 Simulation

Three biggest accomplishments:

  1. 4.0 GPA two semester
  2. VP FarmHouse Fraternity
  3. Finalist for outstanding student in Ag Econ

Things on your resume not listed above: Dean's List Every Semester, Presidential Scholar

Three words to describe you: Driven to learn

What are you passionate for: Family, Faith, Production Agriculture, Sports, Hard work

What intrigues you about the Ag industry: The advances we have made throughout our history and the difficulties we have ahead of us.

What motivates you: The increasing difficulty of production agriculture. The demand for increased yields and rising weed pressure.

Favorite quote: "Have more than you show, speak less than you know"

Personal Motto: You get out what you put in

Accepted employment: Selling seed & chemical at Brandt's in Ashland Illinois, a family owned retail crop protection and seed

Where do you want to end up: Ashland, Illinois working within the Brandt Organization

Advice for underclassman: Take every opportunity you have to learn. Ask questions, get involved and take advantage of what Purdue has to offer.

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: The opportunities are endless here; you can become anything you desire. 


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