Alumni Advisory Council

The Agronomy and Horticulture Alumni Advisory Council is built on the voluntary participation of alumni with notable early- and late-career credentials. The mission of the AHAAC is to aid and counsel the head of the department in alumni engagement, financial stability, industry relations and student interaction with alumni. Members participate in a semiannual meeting with the department and throughout the year as needed.
Julie Abendroth – Corteva
Heather Byers – Great Plains Nursery
Kelly Daniels – Daniels Produce
Matt Giese – Syngenta
Jeremy Groeteke – Corteva
Bryan Kinghorn – Kinghorn Gardens
Mark Kottmeyer – Central States Agronomics, Inc.
Steve Merkel – Landscapes Unlimited
Doyle Onnen – Farmers National
Rob Robinson – Rob-See-Co, LLC
Bart Ruth – Ruth Farm
David Vetter – Grain Place Foods
Ray Ward – Ward Labs