Responsibilities: The President will preside at all meetings when present; shall assume active leadership of the Branch and perform other customary duties of the office; and shall have the power to call special meetings.  He/She will be a non-voting member of the Branch.

Meet your President: Grace Bjustrom
Grace is a senior majoring in Ag Engineering - Power & Machinery. Grace is from Eldridge, Iowa and has interned three times at John Deere. Grace’s favorite ASABE memory is Fall Trip in Nashville her Sophomore year!


Responsibilities: The Vice President will preside in the absence of the President.  His/Her major duty will be the preparation of programs for the Branch meetings.  He/She will also be responsible for sending letters of invitation and appreciation to guest speakers.

Meet your Vice-President: Erin Sobotka

Erin is a senior majoring in Ag Engineering - Power & Machinery. Erin is from Diagonal, Iowa and has past internships at Vermeer, POET & Lenfield Ag Supply. Erin’s favorite ASABE memory is going to the Fort Worth Cowtown Coliseum and watching a fellow ASABE member win the dance off competition.


Responsibilities: The Secretary will keep the attendance, minutes, and other official records of the Branch.  He/She will handle correspondence between the Branch and the ASABE headquarters.  He/She will be responsible for sending out the minutes from the prior meeting and the tentative agenda for the upcoming meeting before every regular meeting or special meeting.

Meet your Secretary: Kat Benscoter

Kat is a sophomore majoring in Ag Engineering - Land & Water. Kat is from Montoursville, Pennsylvania and worked as a lab/research intern at Natural Waterscapes this past summer. Kat’s favorite ASABE memory is Leaf Rake this past fall!



Responsibilities: The Treasurer will collect and receive all dues, fees, and other money due to the Branch.  He/She will properly care for such monies and upon proper authorization pay them out to meet the obligations of the Branch.  He/She will keep suitable financial records and accounts of all such money.  The record will be subject to the rules of Iowa State University, which govern student organizations, and will be kept open for inspection by any member or college authority.

Meet your Treasurer: Morgan Nordyke

Morgan is a senior majoring in Ag Engineering - Animal Production Systems. Morgan is from Lineville, Iowa and has previously interned at Henning Company and Maurer Stutz. Morgan’s favorite ASABE memory is getting to make lifelong friendships with so many great people!

Sergeant at Arms

Responsibilities: The Sergeant-at-Arms will maintain order at Branch meetings and see that rules of parliamentary procedure are followed.  He/She will, to the best of his/her ability, see that business meetings progress in a proper and efficient manner.  He/She will be in charge of making arrangements for refreshments served at the regular meetings.

Meet your Sergeant at Arms: Ethan Grum

Ethan is a senior majoring in Ag Systems Technology and Industrial Technology. Ethan is from Thornville, Ohio. Ethan’s favorite ASABE memory is making friends at Midwest Regional Rally!



Responsibilities: The Historian will collect, and hold in good faith, member resumes to compile a resume book of Branch members in good standing.  He/She will also be responsible for writing the Branch AEM Report each year.

Meet your Historian: Kaden Davison

Kaden is a sophomore majoring in Ag Engineering - Power & Machinery. Kaden is from Geneso, Illinois and has interned at Trackside Solutions. Kaden’s favorite ASABE memory is the end of the year cookout!




Responsibilities: The Webmaster will maintain and update the website for the Branch and also posts on the ASABE @ ISU social media.

Meet your Webmaster: Keith Urmie

Keith is a junior majoring in Ag Engineering - Power & Machinery. Keith is from Bennett, Iowa and has interned twice at The Raymond Corporation. Keith’s favorite ASABE memory is the Sukup Classic his freshman year!


Public Relations

Responsibilities: The Public Relations is responsible for the design and distribution of all ABABE @ ISU apparel and keeping the posters in the Sukup Atrium up to date.

Meet your Public Relations: Austin Nolley

Austin is a junior majoring in Ag Engineering - Animal Production Systems. Austin is Munnsville, New York and has interned at Energy Panel Structures. Austin’s favorite ASABE memory is the rodeo at the Fort Worth Stockyards


Responsibilities: The Grillmaster will organize all food not assigned by a third party caterer or other Branch committee for all the Branch’s activities.  He/She will keep the grill in good working condition at all times to make it representative of a professional society.

Meet your Grillmaster: Elijah Tangeman

Elijah is a sophomore majoring in Ag Engineering - Power and Machinery. Elijah is from New Bremen, Ohio. Elijah’s favorite ASABE memory is Fall Trip this past year!



Engineering Council Representative

Responsibilities: The Representative to the Engineering Council will meet the qualifications required by these respective councils.  The individual will report pertinent information from his/her respective council to Branch members at any regular or special Branch meeting.

Meet your E-Council Rep: Cael Ruzicka

Cael is a junior majoring in Ag Engineering - Power & Machinery. Cael is from Marble Rock, Iowa and has interned at Unverferth Manufacturing and Sukup Manufacturing. Cael’s favorite ASABE memory is tailgating at the ISU vs. Iowa football game last year!




Dan Andersen grew up in Poy Sippiy, Wisconsin with his sister on a 110 acre, 30 cow dairy farm that also grew corn, soybean and alfalfa. When he was younger he showed cattle at the county fair. His hobbies include watching football (especially the Green Bay Packers) and home renovating. His favorite parts about ASABE are meeting the students and hearing about their goals, and interfacing with other colleges at the international meeting.