Joe Atha is a senior studying agronomic management. He joined the Agronomy Club to make new friends and become more involved with the agronomy department. Becoming an officer helped Joe improve his communication and organization skills and utilize the resources offered by the agronomy and botany departments. He has met a lot of people that have influenced his future. His favorite part of the Agronomy Club is the many lifelong friends he has made.
Cody Hornaday is a senior studying sustainable agronomic systems. He joined the Agronomy Club because he had several good friends that encouraged him to join. He thought the Agronomy Club was an excellent way to make connections with industry leaders. Cody said Agronomy Club has added many excellent contacts to his career toolbox and he has also become a better leader. His favorite part of being part of Agronomy Club is getting together with all of the members because they have a lot of fun.
Kole Kamman is a junior studying agronomic business and marketing. Kole joined Agronomy Club because he wanted to be more involved with the department that welcomed him with open arms as a freshman. It was important to him to give something back to the people who have been there for him throughout his college career. The Agronomy Club has given him a chance to hold a leadership role and accept more responsibility than a normal college student. Being involved as an officer for Agronomy Club has taught him about time management and has helped improve his people skills by allowing him to work with different people during his time as treasurer. These skills have improved Kole’s interviewing skills. His favorite part about Agronomy Club is the friendships he has developed.
Taylor Sigman is a junior studying agronomic management and agricultural communication. She joined the Agronomy Club because she has always had an interest in agronomy and she thought Agronomy Club would be a great place to meet people who share the same interests. The Agronomy Club has provided her with countless opportunities in the form of internships, expanding her network, making new friends and, form relationships with professors at Purdue. Without the club, she wouldn’t have as many opportunities related to her future career. Taylor’s favorite part of Agronomy Club is that it is like family.
Michaela Turner is a junior studying sustainable agronomic systems management. She joined the Agronomy Club to meet new people that had the same interests as she did and to learn more about the field she is studying. Being part of the Agronomy Club has helped Michaela become more professional, especially since she is an officer. Her experiences have allowed her to expand her professional network, through the various guest speakers that are invited to club meetings and activities the club participates- like the Ag Alumni Fish Fry. Her favorite part of Agronomy Club is the people. It is her home away from home.
Carl Joern is a junior studying agronomic management. He joined the Agronomy Club because it is a great way to spend time with other members of the agronomy department outside of the classroom. The Agronomy Club helped prepare him for his future career by exposing him to several areas of agriculture. Through off-campus field trips, visits from industry professionals and topic specific discussions from extension educators; he has been able to see what a career in agriculture has to offer.
Ethan Carpenter is a sophomore studying sustainable agronomic systems. He joined the agronomy club to meet new people and to be involved in fun activities. His experiences with Agronomy Club have helped Ethan with networking and interviewing skills. He has gained valuable knowledge in these areas from guest speakers who present at the club meetings. Ethan’s favorite part of Agronomy Club is the officer installation at Logan’s Roadhouse.
Stephen Blaney is a sophomore majoring sustainable agronomic systems, agronomic business marketing with a minor in farm management. He joined the Agronomy Club because Sherry Fulk-Bringman, club advisor, asked if he would be interested in joining. He said it was one of the better decisions he has made during his college career. Stephen said Agronomy Club has helped him prepare for his future career through networking. He has met a great number of professionals across Indiana. His favorite part about Agronomy Club is the people. He enjoys the members because they share similar interests.
Maggie Shoue is a junior studying sustainable agronomic systems business and marketing and soil science. She joined Agronomy Club the spring semester of her freshman year. When she first came to Purdue she joined the soils team and the friends she made on the soils team encouraged her to join. Maggie said one of the greatest opportunities you have as an Agronomy Club member is the ability to interact and network with people in the agriculture industry. Her favorite part about Agronomy Club is the many friends she has made.
Alex Helms is a junior studying sustainable agronomic systems and agricultural economics. He heard about Agronomy Club from a friend, after hearing about the opportunities the club offers, he decided to join. Alex has listened to many guest speakers form the industry, which has showed him how to prepare for a career in agriculture. Alex’s favorite part of Agronomy Club is the people. The club is made up of a great group of people who have fun while learning about agronomy.
Valerie Cross is a sophomore studying plant genetics, breeding and biotechnology. She joined the Agronomy Club because she met Sherry Fulk-Bringman, club advisor, on Scholar’s Day when she was senior in high school. After listening to Sherry’s description of the club and encouragement from her parents to check it out she went to a meeting and decided to join. The Agronomy Club has put Valerie in contact with so many people in the academic and industry professions. By being part of the club Valerie has been able to view all aspects of agronomy, not just the plant breeding or genetics portion of the industry. Her favorite part of Agronomy Club is the people. Everyone is inviting and friendly.
Jamie Hans is a sophomore studying plant genetics, breeding and biotechnology. She joined the Agronomy Club her first semester to meet people who had similar interest. She likes being able to network and meet people. These connects have led her to internships. Her favorite part about Agronomy Club is the family atmosphere.
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Brock Bush is a junior studying crop science. He joined the Agronomy Club as a freshman who was looking to get involved and meet new people who had similar interests. Brock said the Agronomy Club helped prepare them for his future career by providing opportunities to meet guest speakers with industry experience. This has allowed him to build a larger network and gain connections outside of college. His favorite part about Agronomy Club is the people brought in from the agronomic world that educate the members on their company as well as what the members should look forward to in the future.