Agronomy Ambassador Blog

This Semester is Nearly Done!

By Andrew Thurman | Nov 30, 2020

This semester was definitely one I will remember and much different than the past semesters. This will be my last post for this semester and there is a lot to reflect on. Personally I don’t love online class and I don’t think it will ever replace in person classes. However, Purdue did do a good […]

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Thoughts on Online Courses

By Isabel Gordon | Nov 9, 2020

COVID-19 has brought a lot of change to the structure of courses this semester. While I believe some changes have been beneficial from online learning, I personally learn better in a traditional classroom environment. This semester I have two classes and a lab that meet in person, and the rest are completely online. One benefit […]

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Small Company Internships

By Emily Nealy | Nov 4, 2020

This summer I decided to take and internship with a retail cooperative, Superior Ag, in southwest Indiana. I was based out of the cooperate office in Huntingburg, IN and worked with the precision agriculture team.  Since we were sent home from Purdue because of COVID-19, I decided to start my internship early. I helped Superior […]

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Why Purdue?

By Josh Adams | Oct 21, 2020

As I am halfway through my Sophomore Fall semester I look back to my previous classes and professors and wonder what made me choose Purdue University. Coming from a small town school with a graduating class of 74 I never knew what I was getting into at such a large University. I even grew up […]

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Mid-Semester Reflections

By Andrew Thurman | Oct 20, 2020

This is Andrew Thurman, I’ll be giving a brief reflection on how this semester is going. This semester is definitely much different than any semester we’ve seen in the past. I actually feel like I have more assignments and homework than in previous semesters when it was more normal. I think professors know that video […]

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Value of Internships

By Grace Beard | Oct 19, 2020

You will hear from many that summer internships allow so many opportunities, and they are never limited to one area. This summer I made the decision to accept an internship in Bismarck, North Dakota. I worked for a cooperative through Land O Lakes called Winfield United as a Summer Research Technician. Being a thousand miles […]

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Ambassador Introduction

By Jackson Alsdorf | Oct 12, 2020

Hey I’m Jackson Alsdorf! I’m a Junior here at Purdue and I’m majoring in Agronomy with a concentration is Crop and Soil Management. I am also working on a minor in Weed Science. This summer I had the opportunity to do an internship with Bayer Crop Sciences at their location in Brownsburg Indiana. Our main […]

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Interning in the industry: seeing the scope of a breeding program

By Audrey Kruse | Oct 4, 2020

This past summer I was honored to serve as a Canola Breeding and Research Intern with Cargill. I was lucky enough to still be able to work in person, knowing many other students had to go remote due to this current pandemic. I was based in Great Falls, Montana. My role as an intern was […]

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Internship 2020

By Riley Garner | Sep 29, 2020

Hello! My name is Riley Garner, a junior this year in Agronomy with a minor in Farm Management. This summer was different than all others for most Agriculture students participating in internships. Most students either had online internships, or their internships got cancelled. I, however, was blessed with the opportunity to have a normal internship […]

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