Alumni Stories

First row: David Hefty (BS ’99, Agricultural Economics); Stacy Hefty (BS ’99, Agricultural Economics); Jane Ade Stevens (BS ’76, Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication); Kay Lawton (PhD ’90, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture); and Shibu Jose (MS ’94, PhD ’97, Forestry and Natural Resources). Second row: Donya Lester, Agricultural Alumni Association executive director; Edwin Grote (MS ’92, PhD ’95, Agronomy); Eric Steiner (BS ’02, Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication); Rebecca Schroeder (BS ’96, Animal Sciences); Jerry Flint (BS ’83, Agronomy); and Karen Plaut, interim dean, College of Agriculture.

Alumni Spotlights

Friday, April 27th, 2018

2018 Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award Recipients The Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Awards recognize mid-career alumni of the college who have made significant contributions to their profession or society and exhibit high potential for future professional growth. The Agricultural Alumni Association honored nine alumni with the 2018 award, pictured left to right. First row: David Hefty (BS…

Read More

Crow Indiana Reservation landscape

Then and Now

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Names are essential to our understanding of who we are, so it makes sense that the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education recently adopted a new name to better express its mission: Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. The name reflects changes in the way the department empowers, educates and enhances future agricultural educators and…

Read More

Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, president of the African Development Bank Group, stands with crossed arms on top of a stone world map

Alumni Close-Up

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Eye on the Prize In the grand chamber of the Iowa State Capitol, filled with former ambassadors, cabinet secretaries, and leaders of nations, global organizations, industry, and universities, the rhythmic drumming and voices of the Nigerian group Adunni & Nefertiti began. Within seconds, the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina rose to his…

Read More

Joe Kelsay holds up a bottle of milk

Alumni Spotlights

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Tell us about someone you know Do you know a Purdue Agriculture alumna/alumus who’s been in the news recently – or done something quirky or interesting? We’d love to hear about it! Online Form – Envision Alumni Referral Web Form Creator Joe Kelsay and Kim Minich Dairy farmers Joe Kelsay (BS ’99, farm management), shown…

Read More

trees in the forest

Then and Now

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Forestry, wildlife, and fisheries majors in Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources attend one five-week summer practicum in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, traveling to Hagerman Lake in Iron River for practical, hands-on experience in the field of natural resources. Alumna Cortney Mycroft, who now coordinates the program, and current student Lexi Eiler share…

Read More

Alumni Spotlights

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Dan Kiermaier and Ben Baumer display their 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series rings, 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, and 2017 Distinction Award recipients in this issue of Alumni Spotlights in Envision Magazine.

Read More

Then and Now

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Alumna Nicole Mercer and current student Kylie O’Connor both landed in roles at Advanced Agrilytics and Ag Ingenuity partners. Two of the four founders of these sister companies are also Purdue alumni—Kess Berg (MS ’02, PhD ’04, agronomy) and Aaron Gault (BS ’01, agricultural economics), and their work supports a Purdue graduate student and several Purdue interns. Read on to see how Mercer and O’Connor’s work experiences have shaped their paths to success.

Read More

Alumni Close-Up

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Jeff Arnold and Raghavan Srinivasan developed the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), a river basin scale model that is widely used in hydrology and water quality assessment. The input data are vast, and include weather, pond and reservoir storage, crop growth, nutrient and pesticide loading, irrigation, and multiple hydrological processes, including various types of runoff, groundwater flow, and evapotranspiration.

Read More



Purdue Agriculture, 615 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053 USA, (765) 494-8392

© 2018 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Integrity Statement | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Agricultural Communication

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact us at agweb@purdue.edu so we can help.