Graduate student Mitch Baum has been awarded the Agronomy Department’s Research Excellence Award for his work in quantifying the optimum planting dates in his graduate research lab.
Hailing from Bondurant, Mitch Baum originally came to Iowa State University like many others—to major in engineering. But the call of agronomy proved to be powerful, and Baum quickly switched majors. going on to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree, and now pursuing his doctorate.
The practicality of agronomy research is what draws Baum’s interests.