Those of us involved in fundraising for the College of Agriculture find a great deal of satisfaction in helping donors connect their personal values with charitable giving opportunities at Purdue. For some, this may take the form of a named endowment that provides significant name recognition, while others prefer anonymous, unrestricted contributions. In either case, we are committed to helping donors accomplish their goals and celebrating those gifts in ways that are meaningful to them. 



Eric Putman

Director of Advancement

Phone: 765-494-7435 ​
Office: Pfendler 108

Eric Putman serves as the Director of Advancement for the College of Agriculture.  A Purdue graduate from the food science department, Eric worked in central Pennsylvania
before starting to work with nonprofits in Washington, D.C. Eric’s background at Purdue includes helping donors establish legacy plans in ways that reflect their values in especially meaningful ways.  Eric lives in Lafayette, IN
with his wife Cara and their four children. 

Areas of Emphasis

  • Dean's Initiates
  • Animal Sciences
  • Entomology
  • Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • Forestry and Natural Resources

 Tammy Kettler

Senior Director of Corporate Relations

Phone: 765-494-6332
Office: Pfendler 108

Tammy has a passion for making a difference in the area of global food security has generated millions of dollars for Purdue’s College of Agriculture. Prior to coming to Purdue she served as a Senior Regional Director for the National FFA Foundation. Tammy and her husband, Bruce, earned Bachelor of Science degrees in agriculture at The Ohio State University in 1988. They have an adult son, Cory, and one daughter, Christy, a Purdue junior.

 Kyle Bymaster

Senior Director of Development

Phone: 765-494-8158
Office: Pfendler 108

Kyle Bymaster is a Senior Director of Development. He is a 2003 Purdue graduate of agricultural economics and
member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. Kyle grew up on
 his family’s corn and soybean farm in New Richmond, Indiana and continues to farm part time with his father. He
 currently lives just outside New Richmond with his wife
Abi and their three children.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Agronomy
  • AgEcon
  • Food Science
  • Biochemistry

Joel Hartman

Director of Development 

Phone: 765-494-4785
Office: PFEN 108 

Joel Hartman is a Director of Development for the College of Agriculture. He a Purdue Alum from the College of Liberal Arts. 

Areas on Emphasis

  • Agricultural and Biological
  • Botany and Plant Pathology
  • International Programs in Agriculture
  • Youth Development and Agricultural Education

Kelly Delp

Stewardship Coordinator

Phone: 765-494-9650
Office: PFEN 108

Kelly Delp received a BS from Purdue University in
Agricultural Communication and a MA in Public Relations
from IUPUI. Before coming to the College of Agriculture
 Advancement office she worked in the Department of
Agronomy for over eight years.

Paige Ebner

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Operations and Stewardship

Phone: 765-494-1350
Office: PFEN 108

Paige Ebner serves as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Operations and Stewardship. Previously, she worked for several local United Way organizations in the campaign department. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Paige has a BA degree from The University of Tennessee and an MA from University of Illinois at Chicago. She lives in Lafayette, IN with her husband, Paul.