Breawna Caldwell

A Boilermaker that followed her passion for agriculture, earned two degrees, and made a lifetime of memories.  

Name: Breawna Caldwell  

Hometown: Frankfort, IN 

Major & Concentration: Dual Major – Agronomy, Crop and Soil Management & Agribusiness, concentration in Commodity Marketing 

Minors or Certificates: Farm Management  


Why did you come to Purdue: I spent a lot of time at and around Purdue growing up and have always wanted to be a Boilermaker. My passion for agriculture, that I knew I wanted to expand upon in college, solidified my decision to attend Purdue and the College of Ag.  

Breawna Caldwell group

Favorite Purdue tradition: Den Pops  

Breawna Caldwell and friend

Top three influences at Purdue: 

  1. All the professors, staff, and students that have impacted me in the Agronomy & AgEcon Departments 
  2. Sisters in Sigma Alpha
  3. Family and friends supporting me from home 

Breawna Caldwell abroad

Top memories of your time at Purdue: 

  1. Ireland Study Abroad Trip  
  2. Living with my best friend in the original Meredith during my freshman year
  3. Countless adventures with friends around campus 

Places you have been as a Purdue student: 

  • Internships: ABG Ag Services - Research Intern- Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois; ADM – Grain Origination and Merchandising Intern - Illinois
  • Study Abroad – Agriculture in Ireland 
  • Conferences – Sigma Alpha National Conclave – St. Paul, MN 

Breawna Caldwell experience

Favorite club/organization: Sigma Alpha  

Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Purdue Ag Week  

Breawna Caldwell football

Favorite Purdue event: Purdue Football Season  

Favorite Social Activity: Ice Cream Social   

Favorite place to study: Lavazza Patio  

Favorite spot on campus: Agricultural Mall  

Favorite thing about CoA: Purdue College of Agriculture provides students with a top notch education and has so many opportunities for students to take advantage of to truly get the most out of their education inside and outside of the classroom.  

Favorite thing about your major: The Purdue Agronomy and Purdue AgEcon departments are both so tight-knit, they feel like a home away from home.  

Favorite class: AGRY 105 

Favorite professor: Dr. Schweitzer 

Coolest project: Soil Conservation and Water Management (AGRY 450) Final Project – farmer/landlord negotiation for conservation leases to promote the use of conversation practices on Indiana’s leased farmland  

Three biggest accomplishments:  

  1. Graduating in 3 ½ years with 2 degrees 
  2. Winning Outstanding Freshman & Sophomore in Agronomy 
  3. Graduating 100% Debt-Free 

Things on your resume not listed above: 

  • Agronomy Ambassador
  • AGRY 255 Undergraduate TA 
  • Sigma Alpha Director of Leadership and Professional Development 
  • Sigma Alpha Vice President of Administration 

Accepted employment: Anuvia Plant Nutrients Corporation as a Technical Sales Representative for the Indiana and Illinois Territory  

Breawna Caldwell skating

Advice for underclassman: Your time at Purdue will go by so much faster than you could ever imagine. Enjoy every minute of it that you can by finding a healthy balance between academics, extra curriculars, and social life.  

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Purdue taught me that life, like college, is exactly what you make of it. You have to take advantage of opportunities around you and always try to find the positive in every situation.