Mattie Doerstler Pursues Passions in Agriculture while Taking Advantage of all Opportunities as a BoilerMaker 

Mattie Doerstler 

Hometown: Greens Fork, IN 

Major & Concentration: Agribusiness Management  

Minors or Certificates: Farm Management  

Why did you come to Purdue: I came to Purdue because my family has always been Boilermaker fans as well as Purdue is one of the most prestigious universities to study agriculture in the country. 

Favorite Purdue tradition: Grand Prix 

Top three influences at Purdue 

  1. Advisors 
  2. Glenwood Cooperative  
  3. Friends   
  4. 5

Top five memories of your time at Purdue 

  1. Paint Crew and Football Tailgates  
  2. Living in Glenwood Cooperative  
  3. Being a part of student organizations  
  4. Internship Opportunities  
  5. Making lifelong friends 

Places you have been as a Purdue student 

  • Across Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan for past internships over the summers  
  • Across the nation for cattle shows as I further my degree 

Favorite club/organization: Purdue Cooperatives  

Favorite Student-led event/initiative: Purdue Ag Week


Favorite Purdue event: Basketball Games in Mackey 

Favorite Social Activity: Football Games  

Favorite place to study: Chaney Hall of Science 

Favorite spot on campus: Glenwood Cooperatives Front Porch 


Favorite thing about CoA: My favorite thing about the CoA at Purdue is how much they make such a large group of people feel like such a small community.  

Favorite thing about your major: My favorite thing about my major is all the different areas of agriculture it covers throughout the classes and all of the career opportunities there are because of it.  

Favorite class: AGEC 310 – Farm Organization 

Favorite professor: DR. LEE SCHWEITZER 

Coolest project: IET 214 Supply Chain Project 


Three biggest accomplishments:  

  • Internships with Bane-Welker Equipment and AgHires  
  • Glenwood Cooperative Executive Positions  
  • Getting out of my comfort zone and getting involved on campus 

Things on your resume not listed above: Agribusiness Club Treasurer  

Where do you want to end up: I am not exactly sure where I want to end up in my future, but it will be with a great company to start my career within the ag industry.  

Advice for underclassman: My advice to underclassman is never sit out from an experience with your friends or academics, go have fun and learn something because these are the only 4 years of your life where you have this many opportunities and free time to do so.  

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: All of the connections that have been created, friendships made, and opportunities available in general and in agriculture.