What companies have hired Agricultural Economics Undergraduates?

Graduates of the program seek employment from food, agricultural, and non-agricultural industries as well as government agencies. These firms range from grocery stores to agricultural suppliers to pharmaceutical companies to financial institutions to food manufacturers, etc. Some companies recruiting recent graduates:

  • Agrigold
  • Aldi, Inc.
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Beck's Hybrids
  • Bunge North America
  • CGB Enterprises, Inc.
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Deere & Company
  • Dow​ Agrosciences
  • Edward D. Jones
  • E & J Gallo Winery
  • Farm Credit Services
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Growmark, Inc.
  • Hormel Foods
  • Land O' Lakes
  • Northwestern Mutural Financial
  • Philip Morris USA
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • Prudential Financial
  • Sygenta Seeds
Industry ​representatives expect superior students...

 
Our relationship with the industry is bolstered through recurring events such as the School of Agriculture's career fair and the Center for Food and Agribusiness programs. Purdue's Agricultural Economics program has come to attract industry representatives who are continually impressed, returning to campus again and again to recruit students for internship and full-time positions. Look below to see comments about Purdue's Agricultural Economics program from some industry representatives:

 
Archer Daniels Midland has held the Purdue Agricultural Economics Program in the highest regard for many years. The quality of students within the program continually meet ADM's recruiting expectations. Numerous Purdue Agricultural Economics alumni are currently managing our business units. We look forward to uture recruiting at Purdue with much excitement, as we source our leaders of tomorrow! 
-Case M. McGee, Manager of College Recruiting, Archer Daniels Midland

 
 
We have become the largest agricultural lender by understanding the needs of agriculture, having a good grasp on Ag economics and possessing the ability to analyze each customers' situation. This ability comes from quality employees like we find within Purdue University's Agricultural Economics department. With leadership abilities, broad Agriculture knowledge and a drive to succeed, we look to Purdue to fill many of our full time positions, along with many summer internships. The Purdue University Ag Economics department has been a tremendous source of employees for Farm Credit Services. We have enjoyed our relationship in the past and look forward to working together in the future. 
-Alicia Neal, Recruitment Specialist, Farm Credit Services​

 

 

 

 
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