Our incoming freshman spent the weekend before classes start on a tour of agriculture industry and farms in northeast Iowa. They toured Beck's Hybrids in Marshalltown, Pioneer Hi-Bred in Reinbeck and Landus Co-op in Dike. A stop at UNI allowed them to cool down (the air conditioning broke on the bus) and learn about urban soil conservation on the UNI campus. Near Nashua they learned about soil health from the Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service.
After they returned to campus, the sophomore peer mentors took them on around campus showing them where their classes will be held. We wish them all the best as they start the first day of their adventure today!
Check out the Facebook album for more photos of the weekend's events.