Welcome to the Agricultural Economics Department Alumni web site.
We hope that this area will keep you informed and involved in the Ag Econ department. This area
is intended to serve both our alumni and friends, as well as our current students (future alumni)
who are interested in alumni activities and accomplishments. On this page you will find links to
the latest departmental news, an area to let us know about your activities and achievements, news
about your classmates activities and accomplishments, and how to stay in touch with old friends.
Annual Apex Awards
This Award is presented by the Department of Agricultural Economics and is in recognition of those individuals with a strong connection to the Department of Agricultural Economics who have made outstanding contributions in their fields. The Apex Award represents the convergence of accomplishment in the lives of our honorees.
(Click on their names to read each biography)
Our 2010 inductee's are:
2010 Distiguished Agricultural Alumni
* David D. Anderson of Carmel, Ind., global director of seeds operations for Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis. Anderson leads a company team responsible for developing and producing parent and hybrid seed for alfalfa, canola, corn, sorghum, soybeans and sunflowers. Anderson earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Purdue in 1986.
* Gregory W. Deason of West Lafayette, Ind., vice president of real estate and research park development and director of Purdue Research Parks, Purdue Research Foundation. Deason leads the foundation's efforts to maintain a progressive and vibrant environment at Purdue's four research park facilities in order to recruit and retain high-tech companies. Deason earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Purdue in 1986.