IAAS (International Association of Students in Agriculture and Related Sciences). Besides the normal club things, we put on a dinner for the international students, send our members to national and intl. conferences and engage in global discussions about sustainable agriculture. Through IAAS, I attended conferences in Des Moines, New York City, and Zagreb, Croatia.
I think the best part about pursuing a degree in agronomy is the versatility. This major will set you up to succeed in a lab setting, the field, as a salesman, or a farmer, whether you want to be here in Iowa, Illinois, or anywhere in the world.
In ten years…
I hope to have traveled myself out (in a good way). I hope to have positively influenced agriculture in places where they have marginal land and resources and to have learned new approaches to agriculture methods that I took for granted. After that, I think I’ll have settled down in the Midwest and will hopefully be working for a startup or small ag business.