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My position involves working with Iowa pork producers and their nutrient management plans, conducting farm environmental site assessments, and launching a company-wide EMS (Environmental Management System). I also work with our Manure Operations Crew coordinating land application of manure at our sow and nursery farms.
I enjoy that my job combines my interests (environmental science, soil science, and ag education) and provides a variety of challenges. The Maschhoffs have a family business that is very progressive and innovative
Besides the usual advice of studying hard, trying different summer internships, getting involved with college activities, experiencing agricultural travel courses, and having fun, I have two other pieces of advice. Check into the variety of majors available because if you plan well enough, you can add on a minor or another major without extra semesters. Get active in a professional society and travel to one of its meetings. One of the best things that happened to me was attending the American Society of Agronomy meeting as a senior. I met Dr. Larry Bundy there and turned out to be his graduate student the next year at UW-Madison!