ISU students visit farms during Agriculture Weekend Experience

Learning what it takes to manage an Iowa farm is what Iowa State University students took away from the 2013 Agriculture Weekend Experience (AWE) program.

In October, eight College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students spent a weekend in central Iowa getting a new perspective on agriculture. This year’s group included students from China, Austria, Germany and Argentina.

The program is sponsored by the Iowa State Agricultural Endowment and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It was started in 2005 to give students a chance to get a hands-on agricultural learning experience. The program is open to any student who wants additional perspectives and networking opportunities in agriculture.

“It was a great weekend with awesome weather, lots of experiences, good food and the nicest families,” said Bernd Lummer, an agricultural engineering graduate student.

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