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Internship Offers Farm Bill Insights

St. Paul, Minn.


“It’s amazing to see where all the decisions are made and watch the central nervous system of the federal government at work. The agriculture committee works really well together, so at least I know that ag policy is in good hands.”

Sean Lundy, senior in global resource systems and nutrition

Stephanie Carlson

Stephanie Carlson

Stratford, Iowa

I chose Iowa State University for its great academics, but getting involved in student-run organizations on campus and industry-related internships have provided skills beyond the classroom.

Nicole Patterson and her father

Nicole Patterson

St. Ansgar, Iowa

Telling the agricultural story is Nicole Patterson's job and passion as the publicity and event coordinator for the Student Federation for Agriculture.

Molly Heintz

Molly Heintz

New Richmond, Wisconsin

As a previous member of the Block & Bridle Club, Cardinal Key Honor Society and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Ambassadors, Heintz has learned what it means to be a positive role model.

Nathan Johnston

Stanhope, Iowa

Nathan Johnston has worked for the College of Agriculture and LifeSciences Career Services Office for two years. The office coordinates the largest Ag Career Day in the nation and this year more than 200 companies were looking for interns and fulltime employees. Johnston is a peer mentor for the economics department and a Cyclone Life blogger. You can view his blogs at

Krista McCarty

Hartley, Iowa

Krista and a team of food science students developed a formula for gluten free, ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls and took it to a national competition.

Kelly Reynaga

Wichita, Kansas

“You don’t feel like you a number in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.” 

Winston Beck

Omaha, Neb.

Working on green roofs, planting tulips and helping students understand horticulture are just a few ways Winston is working to keep the world green.

Andy Edson

Nashua, Iowa

Renting 600 acres and taking a full class load, keeps Andy Edson busy.

Britney Heim

Britney Heim

New Albin, Iowa

One project involved putting together a calendar featuring antique, vintage tractors. To complete the calendar, I scheduled photo shoots, conducted interviews and worked with the publishing company from start to finish.