UCM Daily - Tuesday, February 28
Living the Farm Life Offers UCM Students Real-Life Experience
Makenzi Stoy, a UCM animal science major, is gaining hands-on experience in the demands of farm life.
Makenzi is one of seven UCM students who live in three residential properties on the UCM Mitchell Street and Prussing Research farms. Each student works 40 hours per week under the supervision of Farm Manager Travis Hume in exchange for a private room. In addition to duties on the two farms, the students also manage crop production on university property near Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport.
The students have varied majors related to agriculture. One of Makenzi's roommates is a biology major with an interest in wildlife, while another is a horticulture major.
The two farms include 370 acres with goats, cattle, hogs, two horses and two mules to be tended in addition to crops. While student are assigned specific duties, all of them may be called upon for specific projects when needed.
"Last week, we built fence at Mitchell," Hume said. "All seven worked together, and we finished it in no time." He added that the diversity of the students' academic backgrounds is valuable when assessing needs on the farm.
"This is hands-on experience I can't get in class," Makenzi said, adding that her goal after graduation is to become a field agent or own her own farming operation. "It also provides me with great opportunities for resume building and networking."
Life on UCM's farms provides students with engaged learning opportunities, allowing them to learn to a greater degree.
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