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Allie Wise graduated from Iowa State in May 2016 with her B.S. in Agronomy and since has found herself in the position as a Field Agronomist for Pioneer Seeds in Southeast Minnesota.

Allie originally worked as a Local Pioneer Sales Representative, which led her to the opportunity to apply for her current field agronomist position.

Regarding her day-to-day, it varies a lot especially during different times of the year.

Anna Drendel, a junior in agronomy, spent her summer working with BASF as a Sales and Marketing Development Intern in Northern Louisiana.

"As an intern, my main role was to complete a capstone project that I later would present," said Anna. "I also collected data throughout the summer on various research plots while also exploring different career options through BASF and shadowing various employees in the field."

Every school year, the department looks forward to students returning to campus to start back up one of their favorite traditions, the popcorn and doughnut stand in agronomy hall.

The Agronomy Club at Iowa State sets up a stand across from the commons to sell popcorn and doughnuts every Friday, starting early in the morning.

Junior in agronomy Ben Kolbe is currently the sales co-chair alongside Tyler Simons. “Before being co-chair I worked the stand every Friday,” Kolbe said. “My favorite part of working the shift is getting to see and talk with students and faculty that I might not get to see otherwise because they aren’t in any of my classes.”

Kolbe also explained that all of the funds from the popcorn and doughnut stand go directly back to the club, supporting activities such as Experience Agronomy and SASES.

Jacob Perkins graduated in May of 2016 and he is now located in South Central Minnesota, where he is a Retail Sales Representative with Syngenta. His primary job duties are working with and through local retailers to help growers make the best agronomic and financial decisions for their operations regarding crop production products.

What Jacob likes most about his job is that he has the ability to help a grower from the planning stages of their crops, through the growing season if changes are needed, and then finally at the end of the year. He also likes to see what kind of ROI their products are providing for growers.

Alyssa Dean is a Junior in Agronomy and Agricultural Business.

This past summer, Alyssa worked for Heartland Coop in Treynor, Iowa and Henderson, Iowa as a crop scout/sales intern.

To this point, Alyssa has did a little bit of everything with her internship. She tissue sampled, hauled chemicals, scouted fields, set plot signs and met with growers. Alyssa said that “I was always busy doing something; there is never a dull moment during the work day. “

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