graduate student

Congrats to our Graduate Students John Jones and Mauricio Tejera!

John Jones was the recipient of our Teaching Excellence Award. The purpose of this award to is recognize and encourage outstanding achievement by graduate students in teaching. John teaches our Agronomy 354 Soil and Plant Growth and he currently is assistant coach of the Iowa State University soil judging team.  

In 1989, Jaci Severson was hired as a secretary in the main office of Agronomy. She spent five years working for the Iowa Crop Improvement Association when Dr. Ron Cantrell, department chair at the time, came to her with a question.

"He said I could stay with Iowa Crop or move to the teaching office," said Severson. "I thought about it and told him I wanted to stay with Iowa Crop, but he told me I really didn't have a choice - either go to the teaching office or transition out of the department. It was the best move I could have ever made."

Jaci started revamping the teaching office in 1996. Since then she has ushered 952 graduate students through our doors and into their careers. They are, without a doubt, the highlight of her career.

Teaching Practicum

Expectations: The Department of Agronomy at Iowa State University recognizes the importance of teaching/extension experiences in the professional development of M.S. and Ph.D. candidates.

Students who seek this experience and training are encouraged to visit with their major professors about taking Agron 698. When enrolled in Agron 698, students choose the course or extension activities in which they wish to work in conjunction with participating faculty members. The Graduate Programs Secretary in 1126 Agronomy Hall may be able to help in coordinating activities. 

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Professional Development

The Agronomy Department expects graduates of its graduate programs to develop the professional skills required for success in the academic/business world. In addition to technical knowledge and research skills, graduates need to be able to organize, present, and publish data, prepare grant applications and progress reports, have appropriate collegiality skills, and have professional ethics and standards that reflect well upon them and the organizations they represent.

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Britt Moore comes from Chicago, Illinois where his interest in agronomy started. He attended a high school that focused on agriculture called CHSAS (Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.) He continued his education at Truman State where he got his bachelors in Ag science. Moore came to Iowa State in 2009 to get his Masters in Crop Production & Physiology and Sustainable Agriculture. After receiving his masters, he moved to Florida where he taught high school environmental science.

When Moore moved back to Iowa he worked with ISU Extension and Outreach as a cover crops specialist. Currently he is working on getting his PhD in soil physics.

The Graduate Club elected new officers in January. Officers for 2018 are:

President: Swetabh Patel

VP: Henrique Uliana Trentin

Secretary: Fernando Silva Aguilar

Treasurer: Arthur Pereira da Silva

Seminar Planning Chairs: Cassandra Winn & Teresa Middleton

Social Committee: Anabelle Laurent

GPSS Senators: Katherine Taylor, Rosemary Bulyaba & one vacancy 

Advisers are Rick Cruse & Ken Moore

Race recently received the National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders (NCCPB) Graduate Student Award for his efforts.

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