agriculture ambassadors

2022 to 2023 Ag Ambassadors

Purdue Ag Ambassadors are the College of Agriculture's lead prospective student recruiters. 

Purdue Ag Ambassadors are student volunteers who represent the College of Agriculture in a variety of ways. They:

  • Lead campus tours for parents, visitors, and prospective students.
  • Give presentations about careers in agriculture, and college life.
  • Represent the College of Agriculture at information fairs.
  • Host alumni and dignitaries at school and University events.

​Becoming an Ag Ambassador

Purdue Ag Ambassadors are the College of Agriculture's lead prospective student recruiters.

Minimum Requirements

  • Be a full-time undergraduate student in the College of Agriculture.
  • Have at least two semesters remaining.
  • Have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

How to Apply

  • Fill out the online Ambassador Application.
  • Submit completed application by April 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  • If selected to interview, appear before the selection committee at a date to be determined and present a 10 minute presentation (topic assigned).

Length of Service of Ag Ambassadors

  • Ag Ambassadors serve a one-year term starting in April, immediately after being selected. After the end of each term, Ag Ambassadors are evaluated on participation and performance. If the Ag Ambassador still meets the requirements, they may be invited to continue for another one-year term.
  • If at any time during a term an Ag Ambassador is placed on academic probation, transfers out of the College of Agriculture, fails to participate, or behaves inappropriately, they will be asked to resign.

Expectations of Ag Ambassadors

Training
  • Attend an orientation in August.
  • You may be required to attend leadership development and/or other training throughout the year.
Meetings
  • Attend mandatory meetings every other week during the academic year, on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. starting the first week of classes.
  • A maximum of one meeting absence per semester is allowed. Absence will be excused for exams.
Activities/Events
  • Participate in at least eight (8) Ag Ambassador events per semester. 
Academic and Personal Excellence
  • Maintain a 2.5 G.P.A. or higher.
  • Exhibit professional conduct at all activities and events.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the Ag Ambassador Program.

Abigail Powell

Abigail Powell | Bourbon, IN
Senior - Agricultural Communication, Agribusiness Marketing

Ag Ambassadors, Ag Week Task Force President, Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Breast Cancer Philanthropy Director


Addison Hill

Addison Hill | Greenfield, IN
Sophomore - Biochemistry

Ag Ambassadors, Undergraduate Research


Ainsley Kratochvil

Ainsley Kratochvil | Fairbury, IL
Sophomore - Agricultural Communication, Ag Sales & Marketing

Ann Tweedale Cooperative, Purdue Ag Council, Dean's Scholars, Purdue Honors College


Alli Horton

Alli Horton | Greenfield, IN
Junior - Biochemistry

Sigma Alpha Sorority (Director of Scholarship & Academics, and Co-Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), Caduceus Club, American Medical Students Association


Amanda Finley

Amanda Finley | Saint John, IN
Junior - Natural Resources & Environmental Science, French

Pletch Eventing Center in Dayton, IN; competing member of Purdue's Equestrian Team


Brittney Graebner

Brittney Graebner | New Haven, IN
Senior - Animal Sciences

Ag Council representative for the Purdue Horticulture Society


Cat Dunasky

Catalina Dunasky | Carmel, IN
Senior - Sales and Marketing

Volleyball Club, Dairy Club, TA for Professional Agri Selling Class; Intramural Sports: Flag Football, Beach Volleyball, and Soccer


Claire King

Claire King | Waco, TX
Junior - Plant Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology

Phi Mu Sorority as the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chairwoman, Agronomy Ambassadors, Boiler Gold Rush as a Team Supervisor, Honor's College, Dean's Scholars, TA for Soil Science class


Courtney Rodkey

Courtney Rodkey | Rossville, IN
Senior - Agricultural Economics

Ag Council, Chi Omega Sorority, Unhurried Club


Ella Johnson

Ella Johnson | Wheaton, IL
Senior - Animal Sciences

Heritage Breeds Club, Purdue Volleyball


Evan Coblentz

Evan Coblentz | North Webster, IN
Sophomore - Animal Sciences

Purdue Foundation Student Board, Purdue Equestrian Team, Dairy Club


Grace Estep

Grace Estep | Lafayette, IN
Junior - Biochemistry

Stewart Cooperative House Maintenance Manager, Dean's Scholars, Leading Women Towards Space Careers program offered by the Honors College


Halee Fisher

Halee Fisher | Millersburg, IN
Senior - Agricultural Economics

Delight Ministries, Pi Phl Sorority, AAEA Econ Quiz Bowl, Undergraduate Research (Center for Food Security), Undergraduate Research with Dr. Lusk, Rising Professionals, Issues360, AGEC Podcast, Honors College, Ag Council, Student Life Advisory Board


Hannah Kramer

Hannah Kramer | Powell, OH
Sophomore - Wildlife

Member of the Wildlife Society, Student Associate in Earhart Dining Court


Isabel Jensen

Isabel Jensen | Carmel, IN
Sophomore - Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Clubs: Purdue Student Farm Club and Astronomy Club; Research: undergraduate research in the #DiverseCornBelt Lab


Jackson Daftari

Jackson Daftari | Fishers, IN
Junior - Agribusiness

FarmHouse Fraternity, Purdue Bass Fishing Team


JC Douthit

JC Douthit | Fishers, IN
Junior - Food Science

Food Science Club, Pilot Plant


Josh Kaluf

Joshua Kaluf | Brookston, IN
Sophomore - Biochemistry

Biochemistry Club, Navigators, Ag Ambassadors, Summer College of Agriculture Research Fellowship (SCARF, summer 2022), Purdue International Friendship Program


Julie Nguyen

Julie Nguyen | Vietnam
Senior - Biological Engineering

Ag Ambassadors


Kayla Zalesny

Kayla Zalesny | Nipomo, CA
Junior - Agribusiness

Phi Mu Sorority Vice President, National Agri-Marketing Association Vice President, Western Equestrian Team Competitor


Libby Wischmeier

Libby Wischmeier | Columbus, IN
Junior - Ag Sales & Marketing

Purdue Foundation Student Board, Ag Council, Glenwood Cooperative, AFA


Logan McGinnis

Logan McGinnis | Portland, IN
Sophomore - Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences

Farmhouse Fraternity, Agriculture Futures of America, Agribusiness Club


Madison Mehringer

Madison Mehringer | Brownsburg, IN
Senior - Food Science

Ag Ambassador, Food Science Envoy, Food Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Institute (FEMI) student lead, Purdue Food Science Sensory Laboratory testing administrator, Food Science Club member


Mary Reeder

Mary Reeder | Warsaw, IN
Sophomore - Animal Sciences

VAW Veterinary Chapter Club - Fundraising Head, PPVMA, A Cause for Paws Club


Megan Bixler

Megan Bixler | Noblesville, IN
Junior - Agricultural Economics

National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), Shoemaker Cooperative, Ag Ambassadors


Molly Crawford

Molly Crawford | Jamestown, IN
Junior - Animal Sciences

Ag Ambassadors, Animal Sciences Peer Advisor


Noah Berning

Noah Berning | Monroeville, IN
Junior - Ag Systems Management, Agricultural Economics

Ag Ambassadors, FarmHouse Fraternity, Purdue Grand Prix Foundation, ABE Ambassadors, ASABE, St. Thomas Aquinas, Field Atlas Ambassador, Magnetic Ag Campus Ambassador, Ross-Ade Brigade, Paint Crew


Ryland Barton

Ryland Barton | Carmel, IN
Sophomore - Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Gemini Cooperative, Dean's Scholars, research assistant


Sarah Juffer

Sarah Juffer | Fishers, IN
Sophomore - Animal Sciences

Purdue Swim Club officer, Student Soybean Innovation Competition


Sarah Tucker

Sarah Tucker | Mentone, IN
Senior - Agricultural Economics

Agribusiness Club, Ag Ambassadors


Savannah Bordner

Savannah Bordner | Cutler, IN
Senior - Agribusiness Marketing

National Agri-Marketing Association, Old Masters, Ag Ambassadors


Shelby Sliger

Shelby Sliger | Lafayette, IN
Sophomore - Biochemistry

Biochemistry Club, Biology Club, Science Olympiad, Stamps Scholar, Dean's Scholars Peer Mentor, Undergraduate Researcher in the Ogas Lab, Purdue Honors College, Biochemistry Department Lab Tour Guide


Shreya Gandham

Shreya Gandham | Buffalo Grove, IL
Sophomore - Animal Sciences

Pre-Vet Club, MANRRS, Ag Ambassadors, Summer Start peer mentor