Kinzie Davis​

Kinzie Davis​  
Hometown: Pendleton Indiana

High school: Pendleton Heights High School. Go Arabians!

Major: Agricultural Business Management

Why did you come to Purdue: To play softball

Coolest spot on campus: KRAN 790 (AGEC 331 office)

Favorite spot in Lafayette: My back yard  

Favorite local eatery: Harry's Chocolate Shop

Best place to get coffee:  I don't drink coffee

Favorite Purdue tradition:  Football Tailgates

Top three influences at Purdue: 
  • Agriculture
  • Amy Cochran
  • AGEC 331 TA's
​Five words to describe Purdue: Tradition, Pride, Influential, Humbling, Thrilling  

Favorite involvement at Purdue & in CoA: AGEC 331 Teaching Assistant 

Top five highlights of your career
  • Finding Agriculture
  • Receiving the Jim Hick's Scholarship
  • Becoming the Advertising Manager at The Purdue Exponent
  • Becoming an AGEC 331 TA
  • Obtaining my internship and accepting a full time offer with Elanco Animal Health

Something you wish you would have done at Purdue: Studied abroad for an entire semester 

Places you have been as a Purdue student : Italy, Haiti (Summer 2016), Boston Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Louisville, Indianapolis  

Favorite Company you interned for: Elanco Animal Health 

Beef, Pork, Chicken, Seafood: BEEF 

John Deere, Case, New Holland, Caterpillar: Run Like a Deere 

Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota: Chevy 

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Fall 

Planting, Growing, Harvest: Harvest 

Baby, Weaned, Market, Reproducing: Market 

Favorite thing you like about Agriculture: Being a part of something bigger than myself and having the ability to assist in feeding a hungry world 

Where would you have gone to school if you couldn’t chose Purdue: Somewhere on a softball scholarship 

Have to redo college in a major not in Ag: Is there any other major?  

Favorite club/organization: Agricultural Economic Envoys 

Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Love Your Melon 

Favorite Purdue event: Ag Week!  

Favorite dining court: Wiley 

Favorite place to study: Krannert  

Over your career where were you most likely to be found on campus: Walking my dog or at The Exponent 

Favorite spot on campus: Co Rec 

Favorite thing about AGEC: The faculty and staff and their willingness to go above and beyond for the students in this department 

Favorite thing about your major: Feeling like I, as an individual, can make a difference in the lives of people all over the world.  

Favorite class: I cannot name one... AGEC 430, 331, 330  

Favorite professor: Dr. Freddie Barnard, hands down!  

Coolest project: AGEC 430 Group Simulation 

Three biggest accomplishments

  • Obtaining a job with Elanco Animal Health
  • Receiving the Jim Hicks Scholarship
  • Making the Dean's List 

Three words to describe you: Competitive, Professional, Eager 

What are you passionate for: I am passionate for making food more affordable, available and sustainable for a  human population of over 9 Billion people by 2050 and ensuring that they have a life worth living.  

What intrigues you about the Ag industry: The endless possibilities and solutions that it provides for solving world hunger.  

What motivates you: My little sister  

Favorite quote: The difference between the impossible and the possible, lies in a person’s determination. – Tommy Lasorda  

Personal Motto: Be the Change 

Accepted employment: Elanco Animal Health, Solutions Development Representative, location TBD  

Where do you want to end up: Eventually in Indiana  

Advice for underclassman: Get involved with this amazing college and always believe in yourself. Even when something seems impossible, it isn't. Chase your dreams.  ​
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: My biggest takeaway from Purdue is that things do not always end up the way that you imagined they would, and that is okay. I came to Purdue to play softball and ended up here, in the College of Agriculture. Sometimes you just have to trust your instincts and they will lead you somewhere even bigger than you could have fathomed. I found myself hanging up my cleats and leaving a sports team, to join an insanely talented agriculture team of students committed to a cause far bigger than any game I have ever played in. Being in my position today is so humbling and I would not have changed a thing about my journey, that ultimately led me to the College of Agriculture.​

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