Agbassadors | Organizations | College of Agricultural Sciences

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Club Overview

The Agbassadors represent the College of Agricultural Sciences as a student recruitment organization comprised of 12 outstanding students selected by faculty, administrators, and students. They serve as speakers for groups, present at high schools and community colleges, and attend career fairs and open houses. The Agbassador team provides information about new opportunities in agriculture and related occupations to those interested in technology, science, business, education and many other fields. Prospected members are interviewed and selected each spring semester from a pool of qualified applicants based upon their achievements, academics, communication skills, and knowledge of agriculture and SIUC.

Club motto/theme: "SIUC: A Step in the Right Direction"

Meet the Team:

Annabelle Altman – Chalmers, IN
Major: Animal Sciences
Minor: Chemistry

Sarah Dintelmann 
Sarah Dintelmann - Belleville, Illinois
Major: Crop, Soil, and Environmental Management
Major: Agribusiness Economics


Reed Jostes
Reed Jostes - Maroa, IL
Major: Agricultural Systems & Education

Jake Kirgan 

Jake Kirgan – New Holland, IL
Major: Agricultural Systems & Education
Minor: Agribusiness Economics

Molly Nance -  Athens, IL
Major: Agribusiness Economics

Benjamin Polo 
Benjamin Polo – Carlinville, IL
Major: Animal Sciences

Emma Rients
Emma Rients - Towanda, Illinois
Major: Animal Science

Sidney Roling
Sidney Roling
 - Milan, Illinois
Major: Agribusiness Economics

Caitlin Tippy
Caitlin Tippy - Normal, Illinois
Major: Agribusiness Economics

Timothy Weber
Timothy Weber – Newton, IL
Major: Agribusiness Economics
Minor: Finance


Jason Weller
Jason Weller- Palmyra, Illinois
Major: Agribusiness Economics
Major: Communications

Want to become an Agbassador?

Informational meetings about the Agbassador program are held each spring in March. Interested applicants are required to attend at least 1 informational meeting to apply to become an Agbassador.

Applications and Interviews are both held in March/April as well.


Informational Meetings:

March 3rd - 4:30pm - AG209

March 4th - 4:30pm - AG209

Applications due Friday, March 20th

Interviews to be held March 31st & April 1st

You can download the 2020-2021 Agbassador application HERE

Club Advisor:

• Peyton Gehrs

Contact Us:

If you would like additional information about the Agbassadors, please contact:
• Peyton Gehrs