Greg Smith is back on the farm in central Kentucky after 10 years as a rancher in central Indiana.
He’s making $60,000 per year.
But he’s back to a business that’s not really working for him.
Smith has been on the job for just three years, after leaving the University of Central Indiana in the mid-2000s.
He had a big role in the success of the university’s agricultural program, which he ran for nearly 20 years.
I never had any expectations of this position, Smith said.
But I had to be ready to step in when things weren’t going well and I had the right people around me to do the right thing.
I had people like Bob Pogue, who was my director of communications, and a number of people that were from Purdue University, including my old friend and my old boss, Greg Smith, who is now president of the Purdue University Agricultural Department.
And I had a group of people around us who were really great to have around.
They would give me advice on what to do and how to handle things.
I’ve always been a big believer in a collaborative approach.
That’s how you get the best out of your staff.
I also had a number people from Purdue, including the athletic department, my old mentor, Mark Bittman, who’s now the athletic director of Purdue.
We had a lot of folks that I’ve known for many years who were my mentors and the kind of people who have been with me through the whole process of growing up.
So I have no regrets.
I’m grateful for the opportunity.
And it’s really not a lot to work with.
But it was a very, very exciting time for me and for Purdue.
I was very excited when I heard about the offer.
I knew I would be back in the game at Purdue.
But you can’t sit back and take advantage of the opportunity to be part of something that’s really a great opportunity for Purdue, to be a part of this program that I love and that I helped build and that Purdue has been able to create.
I just had to make sure that I got the right job, and that’s how I ended up with Purdue.
And now, I have a wonderful family and a great job.
I love what I do.
I work really hard every day and that makes me feel great.