Students from five different high schools in Eastern Iowa had the hands-on opportunity to learn about Iowa's agriculture industry through the day-long seminar - "Get the 411 on agronomy." It was the event's first year.
Students got an insight into agronomy after going though various stations, showing them agricultural equipment and technology such as rainfall simulators, drones, and sprayer calibration and simulation.
Rebecca Vittetoe, Extension Field Agronomist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach described the main goal of the event being to give students some hands-on education outside of the classroom as well as to educate them about possible career interests.
Congratulations to all of the graduate students who received scholarships and awards!
Research Excellence Award – The award is to recognize graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments as documented in resulting theses and dissertations. The Research Excellence Program is administered by the Graduate College with additional support from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate.
Matthew Dzievit, PhD, Plant Breeding (Jianming Yu)
Hung-Ying Lin, PhD, Interdepartmental Genetics and Genomics (Patrick Schnable)