New students in agronomy had the opportunity to go on a field trip and visit various industry locations around North West Iowa as well as network with professionals and other students within the major. The trip was from Friday, August 23 to Saturday, August 26 and was organized by Mary Wiedenhoeft. Other agronomy faculty members also helped with the trip.
The group began by visitng NEW Co-op at Roelyn and then traveled to the Bormann Ag Center and NRCS in Bode, IA. They then spent the afternoon at Corteva Agrisciences in Algona, IA where they were able to visit both the production and research facilities. They ended the night with visiting Mycogen Seed in Storm Lake, IA and grabbing some pizza for supper.
The group grabbed breakfast and started their Saturday by visiting Urban Soil Science and Tucker Consulting. Lunch was provided in Lake View, IA where they then visited the Phillipps Ag Center to end the trip and head home.
Many of the professionals featured in the trip were Iowa State University Agronomy alumni and they were able to share their experiences with the new students.
Mary Wiedenhoeft also planned a trip for the new transfer students but it was canceled this year due to inclement weather conditions.