Alumni Stories

Brent Bible stands among farm equipment in the field

Alumni Close-Up

Friday, December 14th, 2018

A View from the Ground on Trade With the tariff-based trade battle of 2018 aiming at American agriculture, most farmers voiced their opinions at the dinner table or perhaps the local diner. Brent Bible chose a larger platform. Bible (BS ’98, agricultural economics) co-owns Stillwater Farms, a 5,000-acre grain farm in northern Indiana. He’s been…

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Alumni Spotlights

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Remembering our dairy days Just in time for Purdue’s 150th anniversary, John Cleland (BS ’73, animal sciences) has published a history of the Purdue Creamery and Smith Hall, where students and faculty snacked on ice cream and other dairy treats from the 1910s to 1969. Smith Hall was dedicated to teaching students the principles of…

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corn harvesting

Then and Now

Friday, December 14th, 2018

One aspect of agriculture that isn’t always readily apparent is its political side — fighting for farmers’ rights, lobbying for beneficial legislation and telling the story of rural America. Two of Indiana’s storytellers work every day to represent the farmers who help feed the world. —{ then | Chuck Conner – BS ’80, agricultural economics…

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Tony Vyn visited the childhood home of Henry A. Wallace, the namesake of his new chair title.

What’s in a Name?

Friday, December 14th, 2018

It’s easy to imagine how donating to scholarships benefits agriculture students, or how contributing to a building fund provides cutting edge research and teaching spaces. Another way alumni and friends have been stepping forward to support the College of Agriculture is the Endowed Chair Challenge Matching Gift Program. You may have seen these expanded titles…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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