The Alumni & Friends page exists to inform alumni, friends, and current students about the accomplishments and activities of the Purdue University Agricultural Economics graduates.​


Ag Econ alumnus Dr. Adesina (MS ’85, PhD ’88) received an honorary doctorate in agriculture! Dr. Adesina is the President of the African Development Bank. He previously served as Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Learn more

ALUMNI IMPACT           

How are Purdue Alumni making an impact? Upon receiving diplomas, Purdue Ag Econ graduates continue to achievenoteworthy success in the workplace.

2016 Distinguished Ag Econ Alumni

42nd Annual Snyder Lecture

The James C. Snyder Memorial Lecture​ is the Department of Agricultural Economics’ signature event at Purdue University. The  lectures were established at Purdue in February 1975 as an appropriate memorial to a distinguished member of the faculty. ​

Annual Apex Awards

This Award is presented by the Department of Agricultural Economics and is in recognition of those individuals with a strong connection to the Department of Agricultural Economics who have made outstanding contributions in their fields. The Apex Award represents the convergence of accomplishment in the lives of  our honorees.

(Click on their names to read each biography)

Denny Bell, Doug Eckrote, Shelley Stanford