South-of-Stater going into Sales after graduation and grateful for opportunities all around campus


Seth Pollert
Hometown: Vallonia, Indiana    
High school: Brownstown Central High School
Major: Agribusiness
Why did you come to Purdue: I came to Purdue because of my interest in agriculture and I knew that Purdue’s College of Agriculture is one of the greatest Ag colleges across the nation
Coolest spot on campus: Mackey Arena
Favorite spot in Lafayette: Tippecanoe Mall Area 
Favorite local eatery: DT Kirby’s
Favorite Purdue tradition: The “IU Sucks” chant at the basketball games
Top three influences at Purdue: Faculty, scholarship donors, and successful Purdue graduates 
Five words to describe Purdue: Energetic, Innovative, Enjoyable, Personal, and life-changing
Favorite involvement at Purdue: Annual Grand Prix Race & in CoA: AG Econ Envoys
Top five highlights of your career:

  1. Getting admitted into Purdue
  2. Meeting Warren Buffett
  3. Winning an intramural softball championship
  4. Accepting my first full-time position
  5. Seeing Gene Keady and Bob Knight at the 2016 Ag Alumni Fish Fry.

Something you wish you would have done at Purdue: I wish I would have attended more sporting events
Favorite Company you interned for: Brodbeck Seeds. The sense of family and personal relationships with all of the employees was something that I had never seen before.
Beef, Pork, Chicken, Seafood: Beef
John Deere, Case, New Holland, Caterpillar: John Deere
Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota: Ford
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Fall
Planting, Growing, Harvest: Harvest
Baby, Weaned, Market, Reproducing: Reproduction & calving
Favorite thing you like about Agriculture: My favorite thing about agriculture is that it is unpredictable. No year is ever exactly the same.
Where would you have gone to school if you couldn’t chose Purdue: Probably Texas A&M
Have to redo college in a major not in Ag: Industrial Management
Favorite club/organization: FarmHouse Fraternity
Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Zeta Tau Alpha’s BMOC
Favorite Purdue event: Purdue Tailgates
Favorite dining court: Wiley
Favorite place to study: Ag Administration
Over your career where were you most likely to be found on campus: At FarmHouse
Favorite spot on campus: South side of State Street
Favorite thing about CoA: The majority of students know each other
Favorite thing about AGEC: Friendly and personal relationships with faculty
Favorite thing about your major: It has landed me a full-time position in a field that I want to be in
Favorite class: ANSC 441 Beef Management
Favorite professor: Dr. Allan Gray
Coolest project: CapSim Business Simulation in AGEC 430
Biggest three accomplishments: Accepting my first full-time position
Three words to describe you: Responsible, ambitious, and honest
What are you passionate for: Individual’s success
What intrigues you about the Ag industry: How quickly the industry adapts to new technology
Favorite quote: “When you find good people, keep them close.”
Personal Motto: All things are difficult before they come easy
Accepted employment: Monsanto as a District Sales Manager Trainee. I do not know where I will be located yet.
Where do you want to end up: Long-term I want to return to southern Indiana
Advice for underclassman: Four years of college flies by quicker than what you think. Enjoy the four years and take full advantage of your opportunities while you are here.
Biggest takeaway from Purdue: The options are endless

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