Meet the Ag Econ Envoys

 


Anna Bohbrink

Major: Agribusiness
Hometown: Westfield, IN
Email: abohbrin@purdue.edu
Graduation Year: May 2023

I am involved with Alpha Chi Omega, College Mentors for Kids, Envoys, and I interned with the National Swine Registry as the Events & Education Intern. 


Lauren Bush

Major: Agribusiness
Hometown: Flora, IN
E-mail: bush55@pudue.edu
Grad Year: 2021

I am a senior. During my time at Purdue I have been fortunate to be involved in several clubs and organizations. Some of these include, the Block and Bridle club, PIG Interest group, Welcome Center Ambassadors, Ag Council, and AGEC Envoys. I have also participated in three internships with Remington Seeds, Co-Alliance, and Elanco Animal Health. Lastly, I had the opportunity to study abroad for a spring break trip and Ireland, which I would definitely recommend. Boiler Up!


Kayla Carder

Major: Agribusiness 
Hometown: Greensburg, IN
E-mail: kcarder@purdue.edu
Graduation Year: May 2021

On campus I have been involved in the Agribusiness Club, Purdue Collegiate Farm Bureau, and Ag Econ Envoys. I am also a teaching assistant in the Crops Resource Center located in Lilly! My summers have been spent with Advanced Agrilytics as a field specialist and Nutrien Ag Solutions as an Administrative Assistant.


Cai Chen

Major: Agribusiness Management
Hometown: Elmont, New York
E-mail: chen3431@purdue.edu
Graduation Year: May 2023

This summer I will be interning with ADM as a Grain Merchandiser. I have been involved with the Purdue Datamine as an undergraduate researcher working with Beck’s Hybrid to analyze supply chain data in R and python. I am also currently an intern at a food science lab at Purdue where we conduct research on developing new food safety material and people’s perception on food safety. One of my favorite things that I have been able to be involved in at Purdue is the Purdue Student Soybean Innovation Competition where I worked with a team of talented individuals to create and pitch a novel soybean product to the Indiana Soybean Alliance. Last year I worked with a team on a soy-based clothing tag, this year I am working with a team on a soy based bio-stimulant that will enhance plant growth.


Katarina Emerich

Major: Agribusiness
Hometown: Mooers, NY
E-mail: kemerich@purdue.edu
Graduation Year: December 2021

On campus I am involved with Dairy Club where I am our sale committee chair. I also am an active sister in Sigma Alpha, an agricultural sorority. In addition I have had the opportunity to participate in research analyzing bacteria growth in dairy cattle colostrum as well as blood sampling cattle for a study at the vet school. 


Brooke Evans

Major: Agribusiness Management with HR minor
Hometown: Corunna, IN
E-mail: bkevans@purdue.edu
Graduation Year: May 2022

Purdue has given me the opportunity to be involved in many things around campus. I currently serve as an International Agriculture Ambassador, Ag Econ Envoy, a member of Purdue Cooperative Council, and a member of Twin Pines Cooperative. I am also a TA in AGEC 331 and have studied abroad in Italy.  These leadership experiences at Purdue have allowed me to build network connections and a strong resume for my professional career.  I have interned with Carlex Glass Company, Purdue Extension, and will be interning with Eli Lilly and Company during the summer of 2021.  When I graduate from Purdue, I hope to work in Human Resources. 


Kayla Fogg

Major: Agribusiness Management
Hometown: Rushville, IN
E-mail: foggk@purdue.edu
Graduation Year: 2021

Apart from being an AGEC Envoy, I have been involved with the Ag Week Task Force, Ag Council, Purdue Rising Professionals, Purdue Foundation Student Board, and the Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board Class of 2021. Outside of my Purdue involvement, I interned with the Indiana State Fair my freshman year followed by two internships and full-time employment with Cargill.


Trenton Howard

Major: Agribusiness Management
Hometown: Logansport, IN
E-mail: howar225@purdue.edu
Graduation Year: 2021

I have completed an internship with Bayer Crop Sciences as a Commercial Corn Production Intern and AgriGold Hybrids as a Sales Intern. Outside of Envoys, I have been involved with Purdue Army ROTC, Mortar Board, Purdue Foundation Student Board, and FarmHouse Fraternity. In my free time, I enjoy reading, workout out, and golfing.



Larissa Johnson

Major: Agribusiness
Hometown: Lagro, IN
E-mail: john2038@purdue.edu
Graduation Year: May 2022

Growing up on a farm, I knew that I loved agriculture and wanted to have a career within the industry. Throughout my time at Purdue, I have interned with Nutrien Ag Solutions and BASF, and have grown extremely passionate about the chemical sector of agriculture. On campus, I am a member of Ag Week Task Force, Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority, and I am a Teaching Assistant for AGEC 331. The most important aspect of college is to get involved and connect with others. Do not be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and try something new because you never know how those relationships can positively impact your future.


Sara Lechlider

Major: Agribusiness Management & Turf Management and Science
Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
E-mail: slechlid@purdue.edu
Graduation Year: 2021

My involvement on Purdue’s campus has given me a broad range of experiences through my time in the Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board, Sigma Alpha, the Panhellenic Association, Issues 360, Grand Prix, and Agriculture Future of America (AFA). I have also studied for a Maymester with the Ag Economics Department in Italy. Additionally, I have completed three internships, two in Maryland and one with Helena Agri-Enterprises as a Sales & Agronomy Intern in Illinois.


Emma Melcher

Major: Agribusiness
Hometown: Roanoke, IN
Email: emelcher@purdue.edu
Graduation Year: May 2022

Before coming to Purdue, I was overwhelmed with the size of campus. Being apart of the college of ag and more specifically the department of ag econ has made a big place feel like home. Here on campus I am involved with Glenwood Cooperative and the Agribusiness club. I also was chosen to study abroad in Ireland, but unfortunately, due to covid, I wasn’t able to go. My biggest piece of advice is to get involved early, Purdue has so many great opportunities!


Emma Swain

Major: Agribusiness, Agrimarketing Concentration
Hometown: Fishers, IN
Email: swaine@purdue.edu
Graduation Year: Spring 2022

In addition to AgEcon, I am also majoring in General Education with a concentration in Educational Studies in the College of Education! I am very involved in Fraternity, Sorority, and Cooperative Life, I am a member of Sigma Kappa, and I currently serve as President of the Panhellenic Association! I have been a member of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) where we make a business and marketing plan for an agriculture product and compete against other schools around the country! This past year, I joined the Old Masters organization as a host to distinguished alumni coming back to Purdue to share their knowledge and experience! I have had internships in different areas of agriculture including the seed industry at AgReliant Genetics, LLC and in animal production at Indiana Packers Corporation. I truly love the support from faculty and staff, as well as the connections I am able to make in the Agricultural Economics Department!


Maggie Thomas

Major: Agribusiness
Hometown: Michigan City, IN 
Email: thoma869@purdue.edu
Graduation Year: 2022

While on campus I have had the pleasure to serve as the Vice-President of Recruitment for Sigma Alpha, the Treasurer for the Purdue Agricultural Council, as well as being selected as an Agricultural Economic Envoy! After my first year at Purdue, I interned with College Works Painting as a Branch Manager selling and producing over $70,000 in work and ranking in the top 10 of my division. This summer I will be working with Aldi as a District Management Intern. While I have not completed undergraduate research yet, I look forward to beginning to work in that area in the Fall of 2021. 

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