UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
April 3, 2014--The Wisconsin chapter of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named Miles Erickson the 2014 Agricultural Engineering Technology Student of the Year. Erickson, of Hastings, Minn., is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls majoring in Agricultural Engineering Technology. He received the award at the ASABE's annual spring meeting March 26 in Oshkosh.
At UWRF, Erickson is president of the Ag Industry Club and is involved with the Quarter Scale Tractor Team, which designs and builds a tractor for the annual ASABE intercollegiate competition. In addition, he volunteered to help with the Science Olympiad on campus in January. Although he was not raised on a farm, Erickson has been involved in agriculture, including helping at area farms, working at River Country Cooperative in Hastings, Minn., and in his spare time, restoring tractors, including a 1944 Oliver 60 which was his grandfathers and used on his farm.
Erickson will return to work at the River Country Cooperative this summer. In the fall he will participate in the National Student Exchange Program and spend a year at Oklahoma State University where he will continue to take classes in ag engineering technology, as well as work toward a minor in ag business.
Photo caption: Erickson and Joel Peterson, UWRF assistant professor of Ag Engineering Technology.