long with taking on the role as the new president of the University of Missouri Agriculture Alumni Association, Dana Rogge also recently embraced her new role as the mother of twins.
Rogge was formerly an active volunteer, a board member and first-vice president of the board. After volunteering at the annual Ag Unlimited banquet and auction, Rogge discovered a newfound interest for putting on events and giving back to her alma mater. Through serving on the board, Rogge has had the opportunity to meet and connect with alumni nationwide.
“I have learned that CAFNR boasts some very talented and giving alums. So many people feel that family connection with CAFNR and want to see the College continue to succeed. I’m proud of the work our organization does not only to raise funds for student scholarships and activities, but to engage with our alumni through the various activities we sponsor.”
One of Rogge’s main goals this year is to generate higher attendance and engagement in alumni events. Rogge and board members are also focused on enhancing the outreach of the Ag Alumni Association to both current students and alumni.
“We have many opportunities for alums to get together and for me, it’s like a family reunion. Whether it is the Homecoming tailgate, our CAFNR Week Bonfire, or Ag Unlimited in February, I encourage our alums to join us.”
Rogge received two Bachelor of Science degrees in Agricultural Journalism and Agricultural Education in 2003. She works for the USDA Farm Service Agency where she has been employed since her freshman year of college. Her hobbies include shopping at flea markets and antique malls, traveling, and supporting the Missouri Tigers, Kansas City Royals, and other Missouri teams. Rogge and her family live in Booneville, Mo.
In August, Rogge, her husband and one-year-old daughter Gentry welcomed the two newborns to their family. Although having three small children to care for is a newfound responsibility, she and her husband are grateful for the blessings that have entered their life.
“Being the new mother of twins has been a whirlwind! We have a girl, Harper and a boy, Wyatt,” Rogge said. “They definitely keep us busy. I can’t wait to watch them grow and watch how they will interact with each other. I feel very blessed that we have two healthy babies and am enjoying watching their sister take on the big sister role.”
Rogge looks forward to taking the twins to their first Homecoming parade this fall. Before long the two will become acquainted with Truman the Tiger.
“We are working on building up their collection of Mizzou gear,” Rogge said. “I did have to run out on the first game day this fall and buy some Mizzou gear for the babies to wear while we watched the Tigers. There’s no doubt their closet will soon be filled with lots of black and gold.”