Meet Your Officers
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.
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: Ryan Alsterlund is a senior in Agricultural Engineering, Power & Machinery option. Ryan grew up in the suburbs just outside of St. Paul, MN. Back home he found his love for equipment in his summer landscaping jobs where operated equipment daily. Ryan has been involved with ASABE all three years that he has been at Iowa State, and served on the Fundraising Committee last year with Rachel. Outside of ASABE, Ryan works regularly at the BioCentury Research Farm as one of Dr. Darr’s undergraduate research assistants. Ryan will graduate in May 2019 and is planning on attending graduate school with Dr. Darr.
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: Abby Schaefer is a senior studying Biological Systems Engineering, Bioenvironmental Option. Abby grew up on a small cow-calf operation near Waterloo, Iowa and first attended Creighton University for Chemistry before transferring to Iowa State. She is very involved at Iowa State outside of ASABE: she conducts undergraduate research studying the effects of light intensity and media composition on algae growth, and she belongs to the Engineering Ambassador and Mentor Program as the Tour Information Chair, as well as Pi Beta Phi. Abby will graduate in December 2019 and is considering attending graduate school to pursue a Master’s of Science in Engineering.
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: Cameron Roehlk is a senior (will be) studying Agriculture Engineering, Power Machinery option, as well as minoring in Agriculture Business. Cameron is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa who attended Kirkwood Community College for a year before transferring to Iowa State University. He previously served as the Engineering Student Council representative for ASABE. His favorite part about ASABE is making new friends and connections within the ABE department.
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: Marty Knepper is a sophomore studying Agricultural Engineering, Power and Machinery Option. He grew up on a 760 acre farm with 1,100 feeder to finish steers and 3,000 feeder to finish pigs. Going home and helping on the farm is something he enjoys to do. His favorite part of ASABE is meeting new people and making connections.
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 AEM Historian: James Griswold is a sophomore from Black Earth, Wisconsin. James is studying Agriculture Engineering, Animal Production systems Option. He grew up on a small hobby farm raising beef cattle, sheep, hogs, chickens, and even a donkey. James became interested in the animal productions system option by caring for his livestock and working to improve their living conditions. His hobbies include playing sports and spending time outdoors. James’s favorite part of ASABE is meeting people within the ABE department and food at club meetings.
Responsibilities: The Webmaster will maintain and update the website for the Branch and also posts on the ASABE @ ISU social media.
Meet your Webmaster: Jonathon Edwards is a Junior studying Agricultural Engineering, land and water resources option. He is originally from San Diego, California where he grew up with an older brother and older sister. Jonathon grew an interest in Agriculture by studying the growing water problem in California and how it could affect the agricultural production of the state. Jonathan's hobbies include watching/playing sports, playing Xbox with friends, and singing which he participated in his schools choir for 3 out of 4 years. His favorite part about ASABE is meeting new people that have similar interests and learning about multiple different companies.
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: Taylor Davis is a senior in Ag Engineering, Power Machinery option. She grew up on a small farm in central Illinois where her family raised pigs. Much of her interest in agriculture came from growing up constantly surrounded by the agricultural community. This year she is serving as the Public Relations Chair for ASABE and am excited to help the club grow and prosper.
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: Corey Vester is a sophomore from Cedar Rapids, Iowa studying AG Engineering Power and Machinery Option. He grew up playing hockey, golf, trap shooting, and is also an Eagle Scout. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends, everything outdoors, and farm work. Throughout life, Corey has worked with many northeast Iowa farms including; a 3000 acre corn and bean farm, 4000 head hog finisher, 1000 head beef operation, and 500 head dairy operation. After school, he plans to continue farming alongside an engineering job. Corey’s favorite part of ASABE is the social events where you get to meet almost everyone in the department.
Ag Council Representative
Responsibilities: The Representative to the Agriculture 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 Ag-Council Rep: Abby Schaefer is a senior (I will be next year Jonny! Remove this when you post to website) studying Biological Systems Engineering, Bioenvironmental Option. Abby grew up on a small cow-calf operation near Waterloo, Iowa and first attended Creighton University for Chemistry before transferring to Iowa State. She is very involved at Iowa State outside of ASABE: she conducts undergraduate research studying the effects of light intensity and media composition on algae growth, and she belongs to the Engineering Ambassador and Mentor Program as the Tour Information Chair, as well as Pi Beta Phi. Abby will graduate in December 2019 and is considering attending graduate school to pursue a Master’s of Science in Engineering.
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: Andrew Dornbier grew up on a 400 acre row crop farm and his family also owned and manage a 10,000 head hog finishing unit. Andrew and his family grew up in Garner, Iowa. He grew up with agriculture all around him. From show swine all the way to water and waste management; Andrew was involved in it all throughout high school. He developed a passion for agriculture that would never go away. When in high school Andrew joined a robotics team, and during his time in that program he learned that he had another passion for engineering and problem solving. He decided to go into agriculture engineering because it was the combination of his two passions in life. He decided on the power and machinery option because he really enjoys and finds interesting how all the different types of machinery works. Andrew’s favorite part of ASABE is all the great friends that he made since joining the club.
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.
Norman Muzzy grew up on a 400 acre crop farm in Minnesota with his three siblings. He currently owns a 400 acre wheat, barley, oat and cattle farm in Cedar Falls, Iowa. His wife also graduated from ISU and together they have two sons. As a kid, he remembers many days spend raking hay and spreading manure with a WD Allis Chalmers. He enjoys running the combine during harvest time and some of his other hobbies include building things such as machines, robots, and fireworks. Being a member of ASABE is how he heard of the job opening that he currently holds at ISU.