Destination Purdue

Jared Forgey in pasture overlooking cattle

Wide-open spaces fuel cowboy dreams

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

by Carley Myers At the Solid Rock Red Angus ranch in Limon, Colorado, Jared Forgey marveled at the sight of 1,200 head of cattle stretching out as far as he could see. Ahead of him were 22,000 acres of ranchland — a world away from the small farm where he grew up. “I was in…

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Student looking at paper

Alum journeys from barnyard to boardroom

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Derek Berkshire Regardless of what his day brings, Wes Davis lives by a simple motto: Don’t be afraid to chase what you really love. Davis, who earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 2018, has been putting in long hours and a lot of airline miles to chase his passion serving clients across…

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Senior swimming in marine opportunities

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Carley Myers Last summer Katie D’Addato had an experience of a lifetime. She spent her summer internship in Sarasota, Florida, working alongside unique aquatic animals. “I was releasing baby sea turtles, checking on herd populations of dolphins out at sea, and training manatees for research,” said D’Addato. “It was not the typical internship compared…

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No matter where he goes, he finds a smile

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Derek Berkshire No matter where Dane Chapman went, he was greeted with a smile. Malawi, South Africa, the Netherlands — in all those places, transcending all cultures, languages, and backgrounds was a person. And a smile. “I really want to make people feel good and be happy,” said Chapman, a junior agribusiness: agricultural marketing…

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Welcome Ambassador walks the walk and talks Purdue traditions

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Cheyenne Dunn Throughout her college career, Sarah Voglewede has volunteered her time (including some of her weekends) to teaching visitors about Purdue. She walks for hours at a time and memorizes university history in hopes of educating someone about agriculture. “Last year I gave a tour to a group of fifth-graders from Chicago,” she…

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Students on the Street

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

What is something every Purdue Agriculture student should learn, but doesn’t? “Learn to appreciate other people’s points of view but not feel obligated to adopt that view.” Mason GordonAgricultural economics: applied agricultural economics, junior, Rushville, Indiana “The importance of perfecting your resumé.” Adrianna Dague Agribusiness: agribusiness management, sophomore, Kewanna, Indiana “Everyone should learn the landscape…

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A Word from the Editor

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Derek Berkshire Looking back, I was unfair to Purdue. It’s not that I didn’t respect the university, but I took it for granted. Growing up less than an hour from campus meant that I visited it frequently as a kid –– sports, conferences, family. Its proximity to me and the number of family members…

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About Us

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

The Destination Purdue staff for Volume 24, Number 1 were the Fall 2018 students of YDAE 460 (Agricultural Publishing): (From left) Kathleen Jacobs, staff writer;Cheyenne Dunn, staff writer; Derek Berkshire, managing editor;Carley Myers, staff writer; (Not pictured) Kevin Leigh Smith, instructor.

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Triple major is in a league of his own

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Cheyenne Dunn Every morning Alex Angel wakes up at 6 a.m. Before heading out the door for his first class, he thinks about his schedule for the day. Classes all morning. A lab and a meeting with his advisor in the afternoon. Two club meetings in the evening. As busy as he is, he…

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Greek life provides philanthropic outlet

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

By Kathleen Jacobs The Parthenon. Gyros. Baklava. All are Greek staples. But when Sneha Jogi thinks Greek, she thinks of philanthropy, a sense of family, and being part of something larger. To her, Greek means sororities and fraternities. “I think even before Purdue I knew I wanted to be involved in Greek life, I wanted…

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