agriculture ambassadors

2023 to 2024 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 Purdue 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 the deadline.  2024-25 school year deadline: Monday, February 12, 2024 at 11:00 p.m.
  • If selected to interview, you will meet with the selection committee at a date to be determined.

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 will 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

  • Attend an orientation in August.
  • You may be required to attend leadership development and/or other training throughout the year.
  • Attend mandatory meetings every other week during the academic year, on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.
  • A maximum of one meeting absence per semester is allowed. Absence will be excused for exams.
  • 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.

Addison Hill

Addison Hill | Greenfield, IN
Junior - Biochemistry

Ag Ambassadors, Undergraduate Research, Hancock County Hospital Volunteer

Ainsley Kratochvil

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

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

Alison Dunbar

Alison Dunbar | New Lenox, IL
Junior - Biological Engineering

Student Soybean Innovation Competition, Food Science Club, Purdue Student Farm Organization

Alli Horton

Alli Horton | Greenfield, IN
Senior - Biochemistry

Sigma Alpha Sorority, Boiler Success Team - Student Advisory Board, Undergraduate Cancer Research

Chris Uribe

Chris Uribe | Lafayette, IN
Sophomore - Biochemistry

Purdue Foundation Student Board, College Mentors for Kids, Biochemistry Club

Claire King

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

Phi Mu Sorority member, Purdue Panhellenic Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Agronomy Ambassadors, Genetics Teaching Assistant, Soil Science Teaching Assistant, Lab Assistant in a Molecular Crop Physiology Lab

Devin Thomas

Devin Thomas | Carmel, IN
Junior - Animal Sciences

Secretary of URMC, Fundraising Chair for VAW Veterinary, Emerging Leader Scholar

Elizabeth Schillinger

Elizabeth Schillinger | Earlville, IL
Sophomore - Plant Science

Collegiate Farm Bureau

Evan Coblentz

Evan Coblentz | North Webster, IN
Junior - Animal Sciences

Purdue Foundation Student Board - VP of Philanthropy, Purdue Equestrian Team - Captain, Honors College, Dean's Scholar, Ag Ambassador

Faith Hartman

Faith Hartman | Greencastle, IN
Junior - Sustainable Food and Farming Systems

President of Beekeeping Club, VP of The Period Project, Purdue Student Farm Organization member, Student Farm worker, Office of Academic Programs Student Assistant

Hannah Kramer

Hannah Kramer | Powell, OH
Junior - Wildlife

Ag Ambassadors, FNR Ambassadors, Wildlife Society member

Isabel Jensen

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

Purdue Student Farm Organization, Purdue Astronomy Club, Diverse Corn Belt Project undergraduate research, Natural Resources and Social Science Lab research

JC Douthit

JC Douthit | Fishers, IN
Senior - Food Science

Food Science Club, Pilot Plant

Jordyn Wickard

Jordyn Wickard | Greenfield, IN
Sophomore - Agricultural Communication

Sigma Alpha Sorority, Agriculture Future of America, National Association of Farm Broadcasting, Indiana Junior Angus Association, Indiana Junior Beef Cattle Association

Josh Kaluf

Joshua Kaluf | Brookston, IN
Junior  - Biochemistry

Biochemistry Club, Ag Ambassadors, Summer College of Agriculture Research Fellowship, Ratio Christi

Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson | Ellettsville, IN
Sophomore - Landscape Architecture

Sigma Alpha - Chaplain, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Ambassador, PASLA

Kayla Zalesny

Kayla Zalesny | Nipomo, CA
Senior - Agribusiness

Phi Mu Sorority, National Agri-Marketing Association, Grand Prix Queen Program, Western Equestrian Team, Ag Business Club

Levi Baker

Levi Baker | Vevay, IN
Sophomore - Insect Biology and Agronomy

Purdue Trap & Skeet Club, Campus House MInistry, Purdue Butcher Block

Logan McGinnis

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

Farmhouse Fraternity, Agriculture Futures of America, Internships

Mary Reeder

Mary Reeder | Warsaw, IN
Junior - Animal Sciences

VAW Purdue Veterinary Chapter Club President, Veterinary Assistant at Heartland Veterinary Services

Megan Bixler

Megan Bixler | Noblesville, IN
Senior - Agricultural Economics

National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), Shoemaker Cooperative, Ag Ambassadors, Office of Academic Programs Student Assistant

Noah Berning

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

Ag Ambassadors, FarmHouse Fraternity, Purdue InterFraternity Council, AFA, ABE Ambassadors

Olivia Sullivan

Olivia Sullivan | Canton, MA
Sophomore - Animal Sciences

Dean Scholars Peer Mentor, Animal Behavior and Welfare Club, A Cause for Paws Club, Sigma Kappa Sorority

Owen Bishop

Owen Bishop | Pendleton, IN
Sophomore - Ag Systems Management & Ag Communication

AFA Leaders Conference, Campus Crusade for Christ, Ag Systems Management Club Secretary, Dean's Scholar

Rachel Toppo

Rachel Toppo | West Lafayette, IN
Junior - Animal Sciences

Pre-Veterinary Club, AFS, Botany and Hort Club, University Choir, Boiler Gold Rush team leader, Veterinary Assistant at Tippecanoe Animal Hospital, ASREC Swine Intern, intramural soccer

Remi Carrella

Remi Carrella | Randolph, NJ
Senior - Agribusiness

Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Purdue Chabad

Richie Novak

Richie Novak | Union, NJ
Junior - Animal Sciences

Fall 2023 TA for ANSC 102, Undergraduate Research

Ryland Barton

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

Ag Ambassadors, NRES Ambassadors, Buddhist Club, Undergraduate Research

Shelby Gillis

Shelby Gillis | Eaton, IN
Sophomore - Plant Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology

Delight, Dean's Scholars

Shelby Sliger

Shelby Sliger | Lafayette, IN
Junior - Biochemistry

President of Biochemistry Club, Science Olympiad, Stamps Scholar, Dean's Scholars, Honors Agriculture Council, Undergraduate Researcher in the Ogas Lab, Purdue Honors College, ASBMB Member, Biochemistry Department Lab Tour Guide

Sydney Haag

Sydney Haag | Thorntown, IN
Junior - Animal Sciences

American Dairy Association Indiana Ambassador, Dairy Club Fundraising Chair, Purdue Collegiate Cattleman's Association member, Honors College, Campus House Church

Travis Nixon

Travis Nixon | East Amherst, NY
Sophomore - Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering

American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers, Dean's Scholars, Horticulture Society, Honors Society, Intramurals, Purdue Men's Volleyball Club

Zoe Whitehead

Zoe Whitehead | Winchester, IN
Junior - Agricultural Communication & Political Science

Collegiate Farm Bureau