Agriculture Personal Statement

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I chose to major in agricultural and consumer economics with a concentration in agribusiness markets and management because of my family’s connection to agriculture. My father is a farmer and owns his own agriculture based business. My father’s business has inspired me to work in the agriculture industry and I would like to pursue a degree directly relate to that field. One goal I have for my future is to work in my father’s company and eventually, I would like to become CEO. My experiences working summers in his company have given me more of a desire to remain in this field. This experience has exposed me to both the company and the business world in general and I find it to be very interesting and satisfying. It has also gotten me excited …show more content…
This university is the home of the Morrow Plots, which is the second oldest research plots in the world. The university also has more farm ground outside of campus where they do extensive research that I have gotten the opportunity to assist with. The research that students are doing in agriculture here is benefiting people not only in Illinois, but all over the world. Illinois is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, farming states in the country. This means that the research being done at the university is directly affecting the state. However, we are not the only state or country that has a large agriculture industry. People all over the world are reaping the benefits of the research done by these students. These other countries also help the students here if they chose to study abroad and learn about other ways of …show more content…
At the University of Illinois, the students are receiving one of the best agricultural education experience possible. Illinois is one of the largest farming states in the country, so the people here already have a solid foundation to build their education off of. When students graduate from here, employers know that they have received an education that will help their company, and as a result make an impact on agriculture overall. The students here also do research in their fields to further the knowledge that the whole world has on the topic. This research is a great contribution to society when it allows other people or even other countries to advance in their agricultural techniques.
My father is someone within my major who has inspired me to continue down this career path and has probably inspired many others as well since he was named one of the 25 most influential people in american agriculture. He has also made significant contributions to the agricultural industry. He has numerous patents that improve corn harvesting and change the way that it has been done in the past. The technology that he has invented has allowed for farmers everywhere to produce more corn and to help the soil

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