INDIANAPOLIS — The Purdue University Agricultural Alumni
Association Fish Fry on Feb. 1 will feature an extended showcase of exhibits
from the College of Agriculture and others before and after the annual
The fish fry will be at the Marsh Blue Ribbon Pavilion on
the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.
Doors will open at 10 a.m., allowing early arrivals to
connect with event sponsors, faculty, staff and representatives of student
organizations in the exhibits area before the 11:30 a.m. start. “Purdue
Agriculture Avenue” also will highlight several research programs of the
“In response to people wanting more time to visit, we’ve
created this networking opportunity,” said Danica Kirkpatrick, engagement
program manager for the college. “The fish fry is very much like a homecoming
for Indiana agriculture, and we want people to get the most out of their
Exhibitors also will be available immediately after the fish
Among exhibits will be a one-quarter scale tractor and the
Basic Utility Vehicle, developed by the agricultural and biological engineering
department for use in rugged terrain in Africa, and exhibits featuring the
Purdue chapters of FarmHouse and Alpha Gamma Rho fraternities.
Featured speaker will be Don Thompson, president and CEO of
McDonald’s Corp. A Purdue alumnus and board of trustees member, Thompson will
speak about the path he took from being a Purdue engineering graduate to his
current position in leading the world’s largest food service company, which
employs 1.8 million people worldwide.
Thompson also will share a view into “the McDonald’s you may
not know,” focusing on how the company maintains the quality of the food it
serves to 69 million customers in 119 countries daily.
Tickets cost $25 each, and tables of 10 cost $250. Bus
transportation will be available from West Lafayette, and advance parking
permits for the fairgrounds also are for sale.
Tickets can be ordered by phone at 765-494-8593 or by
downloading the order form at