Rebecca Vittetoe graduated in 2014 with her BS in Agronomy with a minor in journalism and mass communications minors, and she will be graduating in 2019 with her MS in Agronomy. She currently resides in Washington, IA where she is an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist.
Rebecca serves 10 counties in the East-Central Iowa where she helps to provide and deliver research based-information to help producers and retailers make more informed decisions. This would involve proving large group meetings, more small group meetings, and even working with people one on one, such as a field call. Rebecca loves the people she gets to meet and work with in this job, from the farmers and retailers to her colleagues.
Not only did the Agronomy Department help provide Rebecca with a solid knowledge foundation, it also helped her to connect with so many people on campus and off-campus. She remembers being told as a freshman to look around the room and that those faces would not only be friends and classmates, but in the future they would become colleagues and connections. How true that turned out to be!
Rebecca has two favorite memories from her time at Iowa State, with the first being meeting her now husband in one of her agronomy classes, and the second being going to New Zealand for a two-week travel abroad trip, which she hopes to someday go back to!
Rebecca was very involved as undergrad student; including Agronomy Club, Alpha Zeta, VIESHEA Exec, and Agronomy New Student Learning Community Peer Mentor.
“Take advantage of each opportunity that comes your way. You never know just where it may lead you,”