• Volume 18 Number 2
    Spring 2009


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Terry Priebe, BS ’72, MS ’73
 New Market, Ind.  •  Profiled: Fall ’01

Seed salesman

Terry Priebe likens his life’s path to a long trail, best traveled at a runner’s pace.

“Life is like a marathon race,” says Priebe, who was a member of the Purdue track and cross-country teams as an undergraduate student.

“You will have your good and bad moments, and you may hit the wall along the way, but the most important aspect of your lifelong journey is to be prepared. If you have done your homework, day after day, life will reward you with unexpected accomplishments.”

Athletically, the highlight for Priebe was being a member of Purdue’s world-record-setting 4-mile relay team.

“I am very proud to have worn the gold and black on the cross-country and track teams, and to be involved in Purdue Agriculture on campus at the same time,” Priebe says.

“The professors — some you see today — remember you and know where life has taken you. Purdue is a wonderful educational experience and one that will be with you throughout life’s career experiences.”

For Priebe, the professional highlight as a sales representative for Mycogen Seeds, an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences, is much more recent and certainly more rewarding and long-lasting than a track record.Terry Priebe

“Since September, I’ve had the opportunity to work side by side with my son, Scott, BS ’04, who is a chemical representative for Dow AgroSciences. We have the opportunity to offer growers programs that will reward them with cash rebates for using Dow AgroSciences seed and chemicals together in their farming operations.”

Another of Terry and Bonita’s kids, Elisha, BS ’01, works in Dow’s corporate headquarters in pest management.

“Purdue will always be an integral part of our family,” Priebe says. “The experiences we have had can never be taken away.”