Those of us involved in fundraising for the College of Agriculture find a great deal of satisfaction in helping donors connect their personal values with charitable giving opportunities at Purdue. For some, this may take the form of a named endowment that provides significant name recognition, while others prefer anonymous, unrestricted contributions. In either case, we are committed to helping donors accomplish their goals and celebrating those gifts in ways that are meaningful to them.

Eric Putman

Director of Advancement

Phone: 765-494-8672
Email: eaputman@prf.org
Office: Pfendler 108

Eric Putman joined the Purdue Agriculture Development staff in September, 2002 and serves as the Director of Advancement. A Purdue graduate from the food science department, Eric worked for Hanover Foods Corporation in central Pennsylvania for two years before joining a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. Eric gained extensive experience in development during his seven years at the Leadership Institute where he managed the planned giving efforts and major gift fundraising prior to returning to Purdue. Eric lives in Lafayette, IN with his wife Cara and their four children.

Tammy Kettler

Senior Director of Corporate Relations

Phone: 765-494-8672 
Email: tgkettler@prf.org
Office: Pfendler 108 

Since 2009 Tammy Kettler has been the Director of Corporate Relations for the College of Agriculture at Purdue University. Her passion for making a difference in the area of global food security has generated millions of dollars for Purdue’s College of Agriculture.  Prior to coming to Purdue Tammy served as a Senior Regional Director for the National FFA Foundation. Tammy and her husband, Bruce, earned Bachelor of Science degrees in agriculture at The Ohio State University in 1988. They have an adult son, Cory, and one daughter, Christy, a Purdue sophomore.

Kyle Bymaster

Director of Development

Phone: 765-494-8672
Email: kdbymaster@prf.org
Office: Pfendler 108

Kyle Bymaster joined the Agriculture Development staff in June of 2008 as Director of Development. A 2003 Purdue graduate of agricultural economics and member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, he was formerly the Director of Development for Student Services before coming back to the College of Agriculture. Kyle grew up on his family’s corn and soybean farm in New Richmond, Indiana and continues to farm part time with his father. He currently lives just outside New Richmond with his wife Abi and their two children.

Joel Hartman

Director of Development  

Email: jbhartman@prf.org
Office: PFEN 108
Phone: 765-494-4785


Kelly Delp 

Stewardship Coordinator  

Phone: 765-494-9650
Email: kjdelp@prf.org  
Office: PFEN 108

Kelly Delp became the Stewardship Coordinator in the College of Agriculture in July 2012. Kelly had previously worked as the Communications Specialist for the Department of Agronomy eight years. She is orginally from Rockville, Indiana and proud to call herself a farmer's daughter. Kelly received her B.S. from Purdue University in Agricultural Communication in 2003 and her Masters in Public Relations from IUPUI in 2012.

Paige Ebner  

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Operations and Stewardship  

Phone: 765-494-1350
Email: MPEbner@prf.org
Office: PFEN 108

Paige Ebner joined the Agriculture Development staff in January 2014 and serves as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Operations and Stewardship. Previously, she worked for several local United Way organizations in the campaign department. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Paige has a BA degree from The University of Tennessee and an MA from University of Illinois at Chicago. She lives in Lafayette, IN with her husband, Paul. Paige is proud that her work with the College of Agriculture supports educational and scientific work that improves the human condition. ​​