When Aaron transferred to UW-River Falls with a background in FFA, 4H and helping on his parents' hobby farm, he knew he wanted to be involved in agriculture. With that in mind, he majored in agricultural business, minored in animal science, and was involved in a host of activities outside the classroom, from the Beef Management Team and Block and Bridle to the Livestock and Carcass Evaluation Team.
These experiences and college connections has him set up after graduation. First he heads to Kansas as one of four interns across the country to help run all operations on the second largest angus ranch in the U.S., Gardiner Angus Ranch. He is one of the first student interns from a smaller, non-land grant university to join their roster of interns. Professor Acquimedes Reyes, faculty adviser to the Beef Management Team, encouraged Aaron to apply for this unique opportunity.
After this unique four-month internship, he returns for a career waiting just eight miles from his family home as Sales/Nutritionist for Adell Cooperative, a dealer of Hubbard Feeds. He met a representative of Hubbard Feeds at the CAFES Pre-Career Fair Social. They then talked about open position the next day at the Career Fair, and he was ultimately hired by Adell Cooperative.
"I will be working in southeastern Wisconsin with producers, formulating rations that best fit their operation as well acquiring new operations in the area," says Aaron about his new position.
Aaron continues, "My courses at UWRF gave me the foundation I needed for the position. And my overall experience in college has deepened my drive and passion for agriculture. This is the industry I want to be a part of and the chance to do that right out of college is very exciting!"