Trenton Howard reflects on his Purdue career and shares his passion for service
Hometown: Logansport, IN
High school: Caston High School
Major & Concentration: Agribusiness Management & Agricultural Systems Management
Why did you come to Purdue: I chose Purdue for their exceptional Collee of Agriculture and their prestigious Army ROTC program
Favorite Purdue tradition: My favorite tradition is Ag Week. I think the event is very well put together and provides the rest of the campus an opportunity to learn more about the agricultural industry.
Top three influences at Purdue:
- Dane Chapman (AGEC Class of 2020)
- Zeb Davis (AGEC Class of 2020)
- The thousands of individuals that have become extremely successful following their graduation from Purdue
Five words to describe Purdue:
Top highlights of your career:
- People I've met
- Areas of personal growth
Something you wish you would have done at Purdue: The only thing I wish I would have done is to get involved sooner.
Places you have been as a Purdue student:
- Through internships I have been to Iowa, Illinois, and Nebraska.
- Conferences have taken me to Missouri, New York, and California.
Have to redo college in a major not in Ag: Finance or Business Management through Krannert
Favorite club/organization: Army ROTC and Mortar Board
Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Why Give through Purdue Foundation Student Board
Favorite Purdue event: My favorite event is Annual Dinner. I enjoy seeing some of the decision makers for Purdue congregate in one setting and having the opportunity to interact with them.
Favorite place to study: My favorite place is the drawing room in Krannert
Over your career where were you most likely to be found on campus: Krannert Drawing room or the library in WALC.
Favorite spot on campus: Memorial Mall
Favorite thing about CoA: The opportunities and possibilities while also pursuing an exceptional education.
Favorite thing about AGEC: The community and family feel
Favorite thing about your major: The people
Favorite class: AGEC 424
Favorite professor: Dr. Baker
Three biggest accomplishments:
- Mortar Board
- ROTC Scholarship
- Being admitted to Purdue (and hopefully graduation soon)
Things on your resume not listed above: FarmHouse Fraternity
Three words to describe you:
What are you passionate for: Bettering others and growing as a professional along with an individual
What intrigues you about the Ag industry: Everyone relies on it
What motivates you: Complacency
Favorite quote: "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing," Benjamin Franklin
Personal Motto: "You get better or worse everyday, never staying the same. How will you improve today?"
Accepted employment: U.S. Army Active Duty
Where do you want to end up: Cass County, Indiana
Advice for underclassman: Get involved and follow your passions
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: If you can think of it, you can do it with hard work