Transfer traveled the world through band; up next: headed home to manage family dairy
Hometown: Macy, IN
High school: North Miami
Major: Agribusiness Commodity Marketing
Why did you come to Purdue: to obtain knowledge to take home to my family’s dairy and grain farm
Coolest spot on campus: Elliot Hall Band Lounge
Favorite spot in Lafayette: Clear River Church
Favorite local eatery: Triple X
Best place to get coffee: Grey House
Top three influences at Purdue: Dr. Ishbah Cox, Drs. Gunderson and Gray, Dr. Lee Schweitzer
Five words to describe Purdue: inspiring, memorable, tradition, excellence, international
Favorite involvement at Purdue: Band!
Top five highlights of your career:
- Marching Band
- Going to Colombia
- Hitting the Big Bass Drum
- Meeting Pat MacAfee
- Marching at the Indy 500
Something you wish you would have done at Purdue: gotten more involved around campus outside of Band and Dairy Club if time would have permitted
Places you have been as a Purdue student: Colombia & all over the country as well
Beef, Pork, Chicken, Seafood: Dairy!
John Deere, Case, New Holland, Caterpillar: John Deere
Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota: Ford
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Fall
Planting, Growing, Harvest: All of the Above
Baby, Weaned, Market, Reproducing: Reproducing
Favorite thing you like about Agriculture: Bringing new life into the world
Where would you have gone to school if you couldn’t chose Purdue: Anywhere but IU!
Have to redo college in a major not in Ag: I would not go to college in a major outside Ag
Favorite club/organization: Dairy Club
Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Milk Monday
Favorite Purdue event: Moonlight Pancake
Favorite dining court: Ford
Favorite place to study: Krannert Library
Over your career where were you most likely to be found on campus: Elliott Hall of Music or Hull Field
Favorite spot on campus: Anywhere outside
Favorite thing about CoA: The people and relationships
Favorite thing about AGEC: Advisors and most professors
Favorite thing about your major: It is top in the nation!
Favorite class: AGEC 430
Favorite professor: Dr. Lee Schweitzer
Three biggest accomplishments:
- Finishing AGEC 430
- Making the marching band
Three words to describe you: passionate, easy going, focused
What are you passionate for: The Dairy Industry and Music
What intrigues you about the Ag industry: Teaching people about what the industry does.
What motivates you: Serving people around me.
Accepted employment: Herdsman at See Farms
Where do you want to end up: managing the family farm
Advice for underclassman: Get involved early; it goes fast!
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Work hard and don’t cut corners.