Laura graduated from the SAFS program in 2010. She now serves as the Agricultural Ecology Manager at the Michigan Farm Bureau and says she loves her job! Check out Laura's blog post below.
How wrong I was! Thanks to the knowledge I received about agricultural practices, the close tie agriculture has with the environment, and how central farmers are to environmental quality across Michigan and the rest of the country, I was able to get a position with the Michigan Farm Bureau. I manage a department of staff who work on environmental issues related to agriculture. We help promote practices to our 48,000 members, as well as working with regulatory agencies to ensure that environmental rules and legislation are workable, effective, and allow the agricultural industry to thrive while providing the best possible protection of air, water, and soil quality.
Understanding the science, trends, economics, and practices of farming as well as the biological processes that occur in natural systems was directly responsible for the career I have today. I am very grateful to Julie Cotton for working so hard to make the SAFS program a success. It makes a great addition to a wide variety of majors.