Young Alum of the Month: Nancy Bohl Bormann

Nancy Bohl Bormann
Title and Company: 
Nutrient Planning Agronomist at The Maschhoffs
New Richmond, WI
Major and Graduation Date: 
B.S., Agricultural Education and Environmental Science, M.S., Soil Science (Univ. Wisconsin-Madison), 2004, 2006
Major Job/Position Responsibilities: 

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.

What you like most about your job/position: 

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

What advice would you give to current students: 

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!