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Growing plants about nurturing potential

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

by Audrey Halsey If you stepped inside Brittany Weerts’ greenhouse, the first thing you would notice is how beautiful, colorful, and organized the plants look.  Giving great time and detail to keep the greenhouse looking its best is just another day in the life of Brittany Weerts, who earned a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from…

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Alum journeys from barnyard to boardroom

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

By Derek Berkshire Regardless of what his day brings, Wes Davis lives by a simple motto: Don’t be afraid to chase what you really love. Davis, who earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics in 2018, has been putting in long hours and a lot of airline miles to chase his passion serving clients across…

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Turf alumnus thrives on the big stage

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Caitlin Yoder Game days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis start quietly. Players make their way to the field to start warming up. And Erik Harlow, the stadium’s turf manager, enjoys talking with the trainers and personnel from the teams. Harlow watches the game-day atmosphere build. Over the course of the morning, things turn…

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Alum driven to help developing farmers

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

By Cameron Mann David Wilson once watched an Ethiopian farmer thresh his barley harvest using three oxen. Wilson was amazed at the hard work the farmer poured into working on his crop that hot August day. “It was so eye-opening seeing this farmer and talking to him about the struggles he faces,” Wilson said. “Seeing…

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Agribusiness grad ensuring a sweet future

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

By Alivia Roberts Olivia Luse looked forward to the day she would walk across the stage to accept her degree and begin her career in the agriculture industry. But what Luse didn’t anticipate was that she would also pursue a dream and start a second business career. Earning her bachelor’s degree in agribusiness: agribusiness management…

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