Introducing Department of Agronomy Peer Mentor Wyatt Bailey!
Wyatt is a sophomore majoring in Agronomy with a secondary major in Seed Science. He comes to ISU from Bondurant, Iowa. This past summer he worked for Key Cooperative in Nevada, IA as a Crop Scouting & Seed Sales intern. He enjoyed communicating with farmers and co-workers about his findings in the fields. He was able to learn a tremendous amount by applying knowledge from his ISU classes to hands-on experience. This fall, he is working for the Agronomy Department in the crops greenhouses, where he completes tasks related to the growth and development of crops and weeds.
Wyatt wanted to be a peer mentor because he was able to see how much his peer mentors positively impacted him during his freshman year. He learned an incredible amount through his mentors and wanted to do the same for future students. A few of the many responsibilities he has include; hosting daily office hours, planning and hosting social events, striving to provide and conducive environment for new students to make friends, and successfully preparing students for the coming years of college. The advice that he has for current agronomy students is to get active in collegiate opportunities and to stay active. Wyatt shares, “There will likely never be another time in our lives to be able to participate in so many diverse activities and organizations.”
“My favorite thing about campus is truly the ability to choose your adventure. If you want to be an Agronomy major with a Criminal Justice minor and join the Amphibian and Reptile Club while competing in the Battleship H2O intramural, you are more than welcome and encouraged to do so. Quirky experiences like the one made above show just how unique one can make their experience here at Iowa State.”