Executive Members


Brandon BruntSophomore | Summitville, IN | Agribusiness Management/Agricultural Education

Brandon Brunt is a sophomore pursuing a dual major in Agribusiness Management and Agricultural Education with a minor in Crop Science.  He grew up in Summitville, Indiana, and graduated from Madison-Grant High School in 2013.  He was a ten year 4-H member in Madison County where he competitively showed swine, Boer goats, and dairy cattle.  He continues to be involved in the 4-H program and the livestock industry as a volunteer, mentor, and judge,  In addition to serving as President of Purdue Agricultural Council, he is active in various other areas of campus as well.  He currently serves as a College of Ag Ambassador and is a member of Purdue Ag Week Task Force.  He is also the Senior Board Director of Public Relations for the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation.  Brandon is also a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity where he currently serves as the Vice Noble Ruler.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family friends.  Brandon is on track to graduate in May of 2017, and he is looking forward to a great year with Purdue Agricultural Council.

Vice President

Ryan Kelly

Growing up on a small sheep operation, Ryan showed sheep for 10 years in 4-H, along with dairy cattle and hogs.  He also was active on a high school livestock judging team, which only strengthened his love for the livestock industry. He is currently studying Animal Sciences and majoring in Production, setting his sights on vet school and one day owning and operating his own mixed animal practice. Aside from Ag Council, he also is the Director of Scholarship for FarmHouse Fraternity, Pledge Trainer for Block and Bridle, and a Collegiate Farm Bureau member.


Katie Carroll | Sophomore | Prather, CA | Agribusiness Marketing

Katie is from Central California where she grew up raising sheep, cattle, and horses. She was very involved in 4-H and FFA which spurred her passion for the agriculture industry. With her degree in Agribusiness and concentration in Marketing, Katie would like to do public relations, consumer education, or marketing for an agricultural company.  Along with her role in the Agricultural Council, Katie is involved around campus with Old Masters, Ag Week, Issues 360, ICA Future, and Alpha Zeta.


Marissa Lorenz | IN | Animal Sciences

Marissa Lorenz is originally from a small hobby farm located in Northern Indiana. Growing up showing cattle, sheep, and hogs in 4-H, her passion for the livestock industry ultimately led her to Purdue to pursue an Animal Science degree with a concentration in Agribusiness. Marissa still stays involved in the livestock industry where she serves as the state secretary for the Indiana Junior Beef Cattle Association and is involved with the Purdue Block & Bridle and Collegiate Farm Bureau. After graduation, she hopes to find a career in animal agriculture pertaining to sales or public relations, and give back to youth within agriculture. Marissa is excited to be serving the Purdue Agricultural Council this year and is motivated to help this organization reach its full potential.

Public Relations

Mallarie Stookey | Junior | Milford, IN | Agriculture Education

She grew up on her family’s eighth generation dairy farm where she could always be found working with her animals and covered in dirt. She was actively involved in FFA which allowed her to share her passion for agriculture with thousands. Mallarie plans to graduate and continue to spread her love for the industry by educating youth. She hopes to someday take over her family’s farm. While at Purdue she has been involved with IAAE Purdue, Dairy Club, Grand Prix, and Shoemaker Cooperative.



Samuel Ebenkamp | Junior | Agriculture Economics- Farm Management

Shelby Swain | Junior | Agribusiness Marketing

Sarah Correll | Junior | Agriculture Education and Agricultural Economics

Mallarie Stookey | Sophomore | Agriculture Education

Ryan Kelly | Sophomore | Animal Sciences- Pre Veterinary Medicine

Marissa Lorenz | Sophomore | Animal Sciences and Agribusiness Management 

Laura Crosby | Sophomore | Agriculture Education 

Brandon Brunt | Sophomore | Agribusiness and Agriculture Education 

Mitchell Smith | Sophomore | Agricultural Econonomics

Christy Kettler | Sophomore | Agricultural Economics

Gavin Kissell | Sophomore | Agribusiness Management

Cody Walburn | Sophomore | Agribusiness Sales and Marketing

Katie Carrol | Sophomore | Agribusiness Marketing 


Allie Abney | Freshman | Agribusiness and Agriculture Communications

Cody Anderson | Freshman | Agribusiness Management

Ashley Bowerman | Freshman | Animal Sciences Pre- Veterinary Medicine

Whitney Bullion | Freshman | Agriculture Economics and Spanish

Mallory Huffer | Sophomore | Agribusiness Management

Abbie McClelland | Freshman | Agribusiness Food Marketing

Merle Mullet | Sophomore | Agribusiness Marketing

Jonathan Richardson | Freshman | Animal Sciences Pre- Veterinary Medicine

Andrew Schwinn | Sophomore | Ag System Management

Luke Wildhaber | Freshman | Agriculture Sales and Marketing