Boilermaker takes his skills learned on campus to start a business and become the first licensed Drone Spraying Contractor in Indiana

Name: Kyle Albertson

Hometown: Fowler Indiana

High school: Benton Central Jr/Sr High School

Major & Concentration: Agribusiness Management

Why did you come to Purdue: I wanted to be close to home and be a part of one of the best Agriculture Colleges in the USA

Favorite Purdue tradition: Going to Harrys for Lunch in between Classes.

Five words to describe Purdue: Challenging, Friendly, Family, Teamwork, Acceptance


Top five highlights of your career:
·       Gaining independence by getting my drivers license.
·       Becoming a Honorary Brother at AGR
·       Winning the National Cup in Power Soccer
·       Winning Grand Champion Market Ewe at Benton County Fair
·       Gaining internships through Purdue

Something you wish you would have done at Purdue: I wish I would have gotten involved in more clubs early on and not waited until my Junior and Senior year.

Places you have been as a Purdue student: California and North Carolina for Internship Trainings.

Have to redo college in a major not in Ag: This is a tough question because I have never thought about anything other than Agriculture, but I could see myself doing something in aviation or maritime academy studies.

Favorite club/organization: Alpha Gamma Rho

Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Grand Prix Week

Favorite Purdue event: Purdue Football Games

Favorite place to study: Hicks underground Library

Over your career where were you most likely to be found on campus: Harrys, Hicks, or Krannert

Favorite spot on campus: Harrys

Favorite thing about CoA: The family feel of knowing everyone and always knowing at least one person in a class.

Favorite thing about AGEC: The usefulness of what you are learning, you never wonder how you are going to use what you are learning in real life.

Favorite thing about your major: Agribusiness Management allows you to basically go into any career field you want.

Favorite class: AGEC 321 and ASM 104

Favorite professor: Dr. Jim Mintert and Dr. Dan Ess

Coolest project: My favorite project was in AGEC 321 when we did the futures treading simulation and we had to test our knowledge we learned in class to make "money" on the futures trade. It really brought it all together on how what we were learning is actually done.

Three biggest accomplishments:
·       Joining AGR
·       Starting my own business
·       Becoming the first Drone Spraying Contractor in Indiana

Things on your resume not listed above: I traveled over 10,000 miles in one summer on my first internship scouting fields.

Three words to describe you: Kind, Dedicated, Driven

What are you passionate for: Learning new skills and gaining credibility with my new business.

What intrigues you about the Ag industry: How the technology is rapidly changing.

What motivates you: Being able to be independent and work for myself is what helps me be motivated.

Favorite quote: "There's three types of people in this world, People who make things happen, People who watch things happen, and people who wonder what just happened. Don't be the latter." -John Dutton 

Personal Motto: There's always tomorrow.

Accepted employment? Albertson Drone Service LLC, Owner, Fowler IN: Looking for other employment also

Where do you want to end up: I would like to end up working full time for myself and still be able to make a good living.

Advice for underclassman: Make as many friends as you can.

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Get involved as early as you can and meet as many people as you can. 

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