Kaylee Uebelhor


Name: Kaylee Uebelhor

Hometown: Ferdinand, IN 

Majors/Minors/Certificates: Agribusiness — Agricultural Finance

Minor: Crop Science

Why did you come to Purdue: The College of Agriculture provides many opportunities to their students, which stood out tremendously to me when choosing where to continue my schooling. Numerous family members graduated from Purdue as well, so my family has always cheered for Purdue, which helped when deciding where I was going to go! 

Favorite Purdue tradition: My favorite tradition at Purdue is chanting Hail Purdue at every sporting event and the dance at the end of halftime prior to starting the 2nd half/ 3rd quarter. 


Top three influences at Purdue: 

  1. LeeAnn Williams and the entire AGEC advising department 
  2. Women in Ag Learning Community (I was able to meet and network with so many girls that are now some of my best friends.) 
  3. Agronomy Professors (Corey Gerber, Lee Schweitzer, Sherry Fulk-Bringman) 

Top five memories of your time at Purdue:    

  1. Standing in line outside Mackey for 8 hours to claim Paint Crew tickets 
  2. Spontaneous nights with Amanda (one of the first friends I met) at Purdue freshman year 
  3. Being a part of Paint Crew in Mackey Arena 
  4. Late night ice cream runs with my roommates 
  5. Sledding down Slayter Hill 


Places you have been as a Purdue student: 

  • Kansas City, MO (AFA Leaders Conference) 
  • K-State: Manhattan, KS (Spring SASES) 
  • Twin Cities, MN (Internship) 
  • St. Louis, MO (Fall SASES) 


Favorite club/organization:  Purdue Agronomy Club  

Favorite student-led event/initiative:  Purdue Ag Week 

Favorite Purdue event:  Purdue Basketball @ Mackey Arena 

Favorite place on campus/Favorite place to study:  Greyhouse Coffee or Crops Resource Center (CRC) in LILY 

Favorite thing about the College of Ag: Coming from a small town in southern Indiana, Purdue seemed very intimidating due to the size of the campus and student body.  Quickly, the College of Ag became home, and everyone is very welcoming! 

Favorite class:  AGRY 105 or AGEC 331 

Favorite teacher:  Corey Gerber 

Three biggest accomplishments at Purdue:  

  1. Graduating from Purdue in 3 years 
  2. Being an Ag Econ Envoy and getting to network with professors, alumni, prospective students, and the team of Envoys 
  3. Serving as an officer for Agronomy Club 


Something about you that is not listed on your resume: I enjoy spending my summer weekends on the boat/water! 

What is next: I have accepted a full-time position with Fischer Farms in Southern Indiana.  

Advice for lower classmen: Get involved on campus because Purdue offers an abundance of outstanding opportunities for students to build relationships with others and prepare yourself for a future career! 

Biggest takeaway from Purdue: Reflecting on my three years at Purdue, my biggest takeaway is to make the most of each journey because they only happen once! Make connections and enjoy your time at Purdue because it will go by fast!