AGEC Student Envoys
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Lacking an agriculture background, Purdue still welcomed me with open arms and plenty of opportunities to get involved. On campus, I am involved in Purdue Student Government as a College of Ag Senator, Purdue Ag Council, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Agriculture Future of America. I am also in the Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies. This past summer, I interned for Co-Alliance as an Agronomy/Sales Intern. I also have worked as a Director of Congressional Relations for a non-profit called Civic Synergy!
Hometown: Tipton, IN
While on campus I have had the opportunity to try many new things. I am involved in Collegiate 4-H, Agribusiness club, Cru, Mentor for freshman, and now serving as an Envoy. I have interned with Co-Alliance in the Ag-Tech position and as a scout. I was able to take a study abroad to Italy, where I was able to make amazing memories. Being involved on campus allows for new connections and can positively impact your future.
Hometown: Bryant, IN
Growing up on a commercial turkey/grain farm, I knew I wanted to continue working in the field of Agriculture. I have interned as a field scout at Helena Chemical and recently finished my internship at Cooper Farms as a communications intern where I created their social media content for 2024, led virtual tours through livestock barns, and created manuals and calendars for the company. On campus I became very involved with Shoemaker Cooperative serving on their executive board and accepting many positions and roles within the house. I would encourage students to get involved as soon as you can because it can connect you to some of the most amazing people and experiences.
Hometown: Greens Fork, IN
Growing up on my family’s row crop farm, I developed a passion for agriculture and knew I wanted to work with farmers for my future career. This past summer I had the opportunity to intern for Cargill in a Grain Origination Sales Role, which was a great learning experience and has continued to help me figure out what I want to do post-graduation. Alongside being an Envoy, I am the Executive Director of Finance for the Purdue Cooperative Council, an officer in the Agribusiness Club, hold many leadership positions in Ann Tweedale Cooperative House, and am a member of the Purdue Foundation Student Board. I am so grateful for all my peers at Purdue and hope that all incoming students can create their community as I was lucky enough to do.
Hometown: Goshen, IN
At Purdue I've found myself involved in the Dairy Club, where I am serving as secretary this year, Purdue Collegiate Cattleman's Association, Chauncey Cooperative, and of course now with the Envoy team. I have also started learning Dairy Judging in order to hopefully compete in the future. This past summer I was a herdsman intern at a large dairy in western Indiana. I'm starting to seriously look into the study abroad programs available here at Purdue as well!
Hometown: Macy, IN
While at Purdue I have been involved in many organizations including Purdue Grand Prix, Agriculture Council, Agronomy ambassadors and AFA. I have also had the opportunity to experience 4 different internships in swine production, cattle production and agronomy sales. All these experiences have enriched my time at Purdue.
During my time as an undergraduate student in the department, I've been grateful for the opportunity to be involved in academics, research, and organizations. I am the Teaching Assistant for AGEC203: Introductory Microeconomics for Food and Agribusiness. I also partake in undergraduate research evaluating food price inflation forecasts with Dr. Todd Kuethe. Through the department, I am the Captain for the Agricultural Economics Quiz Bowl teams and served in leadership positions with AAEA. I spent the previous summer as the Domestic Policy intern with the National Pork Producers Council in Washington, D.C.
Hometown: Cedar Grove, IN
Growing up on my three-generation family farm, I quickly discovered my love for the agriculture industry. After coming to Purdue, my passion for the industry grew through my involvement and internships. Aside from being part of the Envoy team, I am serving on Purdue Agriculture Council and a member of Agronomy Club! I have been fortunate to intern at Zimmer Tractor and Bane-Welker Equipment during my time at Purdue. My experiences at Purdue have been great thus far and each day I continue to grow. My biggest piece of advice is to not be afraid to get involved early because Purdue will surely become your home away from home!
Coming from my family's farm in Wisconsin, I was able to find my home away from home at Purdue. Outside of being an Envoy I currently hold leadership positions in Sigma Alpha, Agribusiness Club, and the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA). I have also been able to complete two study abroad trips through the Agriculture Economics Department to Italy and France learning about international food production and agriculture! I recently finished my summer internship as a Marketing Insights Intern with Grande Cheese Company. I would encourage everyone to become involved at Purdue to gain new experiences and learn more about yourself along the way.
Alongside being an Envoy, I am the Vice President of the Purdue Economics association and am a member of the Purdue Ag Econ Quiz Bowl team. This past summer I worked at Farm Credit Mid America working on market segmentation using Python and R. It was a phenomenal experience working alongside some of the faculty at Purdue to learn the interesting applications of programming to agriculture. I love the opportunities that Purdue has provided me, and I hope many of my peers in our department feel the same!
Coming from a small beef and swine operation in Rushville, I have been able to leverage my agricultural knowledge as it applies to economics and public policy. This allowed me to intern with the Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett (Indianapolis) this past summer as a legislative intern. At Purdue, alongside being an Envoy, I am involved with the Sigma Nu fraternity, Purdue Student Government as the Senate Parliamentarian, Lilly Scholar Network, Agriculture Futures of America, and Dairy Club. I have also had the privilege to complete a study abroad in France through the Agricultural Economics Department focused on international food systems and production.
Hometown: Hagerstown, IN
Outside of being an Envoy I am a member of Sigma Alpha Professional Agriculture Sorority, where I serve as secretary and the Purdue Dairy Club. I was previously the President of both Sigma Alpha and Dairy Club and was a member of Purdue Agricultural Council. I have studied abroad in both Costa Rica and Italy learning about international agriculture. I have also completed three internships during my summers. I was an Agricultural Lending Intern with Farm Credit Mid-America, a Cattle Field Sales Intern for Merck Animal Health in Western Pennsylvania, and a Youth Program Intern with Purdue Extension - Wayne County.
Hometown: Bluffton, IN
Growing up on my family’s row crop farming operation, I developed a passion for agriculture and a fascination with the grain market. This past summer I had the opportunity to intern with Advance Trading, Inc. in a commodity trading role, which sparked my interest for a future career in the industry. Aside from being a part of the Envoys team, I am serving on the Purdue Agricultural Council, a member of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority, and am involved in the College of Agriculture Dean’s Scholars program. I am pursuing a dual major in Accounting which has provided me with the opportunity to be active in the Larsen Leaders Academy where I serve as the Vice President of Signature Events. I would encourage all students to get involved outside of the classroom because these leadership roles will only enhance your Purdue experience!
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
On campus, I’m in Navy ROTC, which takes up most of my time. Outside of that, I’m also involved in Ag Council and Ag Econ Envoys. In my free time, I like playing guitar, making music, and working out. Last summer, I had a field scout internship with Co-Alliance, where I got to learn about crops, crop disease and protection methods, talk to farmers, and work at the ag center.
Hometown: Francesville, IN
On Campus, I am involved with the Agribusiness Club, Horticulture Society, AFA Leader’s Conference, the Crop Science institute opportunity through AFA, along with being on the Agriculture Economics Envoy team. This last summer, I interned at Crop Fertility Specialist where I had the opportunity to do crop scouting, have some customer interactions, and assist in the liquid chemical building. I would highly encourage getting involved in some extracurricular activities because you get to meet so many great people and receive various opportunities for growth. I am thankful for the opportunities Purdue and their staff have provided me with so far and I am sure that they will be able to offer a fantastic experience for you too.
Hometown: Ferdinand, IN
Growing up on my family farm, I quickly discovered my love for the agricultural industry. After coming to Purdue, my passion for the industry grew with the help of my involvement and internships. In addition to being an Envoy, I am also involved in Agronomy Club and AFA. I have interned at WinField United, Superior Ag, and German American Bank. My experience at Purdue has been extremely rewarding and each day I continue to grow my network! My biggest piece of advice is to get involved on campus because Purdue offers an abundance of outstanding opportunities!
Hometown: Wolcott, IN
Coming into my junior year at Purdue, I have been fortunate to be able to take part in numerous activities and organizations. Alongside serving as an Envoy, I am also involved in FarmHouse Fraternity, competed on Purdue’s Agricultural Economics Quiz Bowl team, and participated in the 2021 Purdue Old Masters program as a host. Additionally, I have had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Italy and plan to take part in another study abroad to Ireland in the spring. This past summer, I worked as an intern for POET Biofuels working as a Logistics Intern doing CO2 Scheduling. I owe these opportunities to Purdue and the phenomenal staff in the Ag Econ department.
Hometown: West Lafayette, IN
In addition to serving as an Envoy, I am the VP of Finance for Purdue's National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) chapter, a member of Purdue's Agricultural Economics Quiz Bowl Team, and a TA for the Discovering Agribusiness Learning Community. For the past two summers, I have worked at Henry Poor Lumber Company as a yard associate. Each of these experiences have accentuated my collegiate career and I encourage others to take advantage of opportunities that will do the same for them!