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.

“I just can’t say enough about this event, it is unbelievable,” Johnston says.

Johnston is a peer mentor for the economics department and a Cyclone Life blogger. You can view his blogs at

“I’m always looking for ways to give back to Iowa State. If I can make it a better experience for those that follow me, I’ve done my job.” Johnston says. “I didn’t initially intend to be so involved at Iowa State, opportunity just happened to knock and I stepped up to the plate.”

Johnston grew up on an acreage and was active in 4-H and FFA. He is currently involved in the Agriculture Future of America, an officer for theAgricultural Business Club, vice president of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council, serves on the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee and is an ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Johnston's parents, Will ('82 agricultural business) and Colette ('87 adult home economics education) Johnston, and grandparents, Joann and Jim ('54 animal science) Johnston, attended Iowa State University.