21 Questions for Adrianne Trennepohl

1. What is your hometown? Middletown, IN

2. Where did you go to high school? Shenandoah High School Trennepohl Ag Council
(Fun Fact: Adrianne was valedictorian of her graduating class.)

3. What is your major/concentration? Dual major: Animal Sciences - Animal Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics - Sales & Marketing

4. What is your expected graduation date? December 2018

5. Why did you choose Purdue for undergrad? Purdue felt lke home since I attended several FFA Conventions on campus and both parents are Purdue grads. I initially wanted a place to prepare for medical school while allowing continued involvement with agriculture through clubs. I come from a 3,000 acre row crop farm and 250 head beef operation.

6. What are your plans after graduation? Work for an animal health company in pharmaceutical sales to fulfill passion for animal agriculture/industry

7. What is your 'spirit animal?' Lion - has courage and shows personal strength in difficult times

8. What is your favorite organization joined at Purdue? Ag Council - it's a voice for the College and has allowed branching out and making lots of Trennepohl Show Cow
connections; ANSC Ambassadors - we support the department and mentor kids who want to attend Purdue.

9. What is your proudest achievement while at Purdue? Earning a 4.0 GPA the last two semesters while juggling a teaching assistantship (AGEC 331 - Principles of Selling in Agricultural Business), managing multiple State organizations, Purdue involvement, and a heavy courseload.

10. What has been your favorite class taken at Purdue? ANSC 333 - Physiology of Reproduction with Dr. Kara Stewart

11. What is your favorite Purdue tradition? Moonlight Pancake Breakfast and Fountain Runs during BGR

12. What is the best thing about the College of Ag? It feels like a family - people are so understanding and want to learn about what you have to offer. Trennepohl New Zealand River
You feel like an individual in the College of Ag, not just another number, and people truly care about you and are supportive during both success and downfalls.

13. What is the best thing about the Department of Animal Sciences? Same as the College - it's a big family where people care about each other and want success for all students. Plus great resources in Ashley York and Barry Delks!

14. What is the best on-campus study spot? The conference rooms in Ag Administration

15. What is your favorite place in town? Triple XXX Diner - the best peanut butter milkshakes and the Duane Purvis All-American Burger is to die for!

16. What is the most important thing you've learned outside of the classroom? Building your network is key and developing relationships and interpersonal skills can get you much further than just academics. This means being involved and having courage to start a conversation with someone you don't know.

17. Where did you study abroad and what did you do? Maymester 2016 - New Zealand: explored the Ag industry as it relates to agriculture in the USA with a program through ANSC at Oklahoma State University (and, earned Purdue credit for a photography course!)

18. What internships have you had? 

  • Summer 2017: Dairy, Equine, and Beef Pharmaceutical Sales Intern with Zoetis in Midwest and Northeast Regions Trennepohl Speaker
  • Summer 2015 & 2016: Marketing, Livestock Reproduction, and Manager of show cattle on family farm; Agvocacy at local meat market

19. What is your favorite quote? "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

20. What are your hobbies? Showing livestock - especially cattle; baking and making desserts (especially Peanut Butter Rice Krispies); watching romantic movies - especially The Hallmark Channel; listening to Country music; taking road trips to see new places; and spending time with family and friends

21. What advice would you give to incoming students? Get involved and put yourself out there - take yourself outside of your comfort zone. Build a strong network of people because Purdue gives you so many opportunities to meet incredible individuals, professionals, and industry leaders, and that network might just land you an internship or job someday.


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