Thursday, May 26, 2016

Summer's Here!

Hello Everybody!
I cannot believe that my first year at Purdue is already over! Time sure flies by when you're having fun. I am Dakota Westphal and I am very excited to be joining the Agronomy Ambassadors this year. I am a Sophomore majoring in Agronomy with a concentration in Business and Marketing and plan to graduate in the Spring of 2019. In addition to being an Agronomy Ambassador, I enjoy being involved in the Agronomy Club and also being a part of the Purdue Soils Judging Team. My hometown is Remington, Indiana which is just a half hour north of Purdue. I love living in a small town while helping coach a little league softball team, play sports myself, play some instruments, and hang out with family around a campfire. This summer I have the wonderful opportunity to intern with AgVenture D&M who is based out of Kentland, Indiana. I will be traveling throughout Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Kentucky to learn more about the seed business. Throughout the summer I will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with farmers and AgVenture Yield Specialists alike. I will be prospecting for future customers and performing exercises with farmers to show them what the future of their fields looks like this year. I will get a chance to show them how our company can help drive up their profitability through increasing production and lowering costs. I cannot wait to share what I have learned and am excited to be an Agronomy Ambassador!

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