Agribusiness Club takes spring trip to tour farm industries

What happens after I graduate, what kind of jobs are available to me? Those are just a couple of questions some Fort Hays State University Agribusiness Club members had answered on a recent trip to Nebraska.

From Monday, March 3, to Thursday, March 6, several members of the Agribusiness Club went on a spring trip with sponsor Mick Glaze, instructor of agriculture.

"This is the only trip of the year," said Glaze. "To be eligible, students had to be club members for both semesters, complete at least two hours of community service and have their dues paid."

The first day started at 7:30 a.m. and included tours of AgWest Commodities, Case-New Holland Combine Plant and Pioneer Hi-Bred. The second day included a tour of the Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Abengoa Bioenergy at Grand Island and Prairieland Dairy in Firth.

The students had to be in Murdock at 8:30 on the third day to tour Oxbow Hay Company. After lunch the students toured Farm Credit Services of America and Rain and Hail LLC in Omaha. Friday's tour agenda included MBA Poultry in Waverly and ExMark Lawnmowers in Beatrice. They also stopped to visit a man who has been running a multi-million-dollar Internet business from his garage.

In Lincoln, the students visited the University of Nebraska and Memorial Stadium.

Students who participated are listed by hometown.

BELOIT: Molly Fletchall, senior.
GARDEN CITY: Tyler Algrim, junior.
HAYS: Ben Tipton, junior.
JETMORE: Brian Younker, junior.
LIMON, Colo.: Sara Ashchraft, senior.
WAUNETA, Neb.: Grant Dixon, senior.

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