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Student draws welcomed attention to Agronomy department through social media

Ruby Slentz, a sophomore in the Department of Agronomy at Purdue University, was recently featured in a College of Agriculture promotional video. In the video, posted to the College's Instagram, Ruby discusses three things she wish students knew before beginning their studies in Agronomy. It features locations both on and off campus, including the Agronomy Center for Research & Education (ACRE), and the Ag Alumni Seed Phenotyping Facility.

Last year, Ruby traveled to Costa Rica and toured pineapple, coffee and chocolate plantations, and learned a lot about the country's ecological systems, and she plans to study abroad more during her time at Purdue. With those experiences plus her on-campus education, Ruby hopes to someday manage her own farm, and include a greenhouse to provide fresh produce to her community year-round.

Read more about Ruby in the article from her hometown, and watch the promotional video below.

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