Young Alum of the Month: Mark Rosmann

Mark Rosmann
Title and Company: 
Agricultural Adviser at Office of Global Food Security, Washington, DC
Harlan, IA
Major and Graduation Date: 
Agronomy and History, August, 2008
Major Job/Position Responsibilities: 

Agricultural Adviser to the Office of Global Food Security, including programs such as Feed the Future, and the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

What you like most about your job/position: 

I like meeting a wide array of people in different backgrounds and departments, but primarily I enjoy the ability to help influence the policy of food security of the United States to provide assistance in agricultural production, technology, and education to farmers across the world.

What advice would you give to current students: 

Pursuing this type of career offers students many different paths to choose from.  Do not focus just on one path.  Branch out and look at the big picture using all the skills you gained while at ISU and in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  Challenge yourself and ask questions such as where you want to be, what do you want to do, and what impact will you have in the world?  For me I have farmed with my family's organic farm in Iowa and will always cherish that, and I hope someday to return to the farm.  First I want to follow my other dream of helping farmers worldwide by improving sustainable agriculture and increased food production.