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Agriculture Alumni Stories

Joshua C. Robbins

"As a Rangeland Management Specialist (SCEP) with the Bureau of Land Management, I owe my career success to the dedicated individuals in the Great Basin College Agriculture Department. The Agriculture program at Great Basin College is an extremely beneficial program and allows students to reach their career goals and personal success through agriculture education. Through earning two associate degrees from Great Basin College, I have been presented with many prospects to further my success by utilizing the knowledge I acquired from GBC as a reliable foundation. I was able to participate in hands-on learning, which was extremely advantageous. The opportunities to travel around Nevada, and several other states, allowed me to see agriculture from several different perspectives. Also, the GBC Aggies Club was another way that students were given the chance to become more involved in agriculture. Although the Agriculture program is relatively small compared to larger universities, the quality of the education that the students receive at Great Basin College is outstanding. The advisers and professors were always willing to assist students as the need arose, and would do so with a smile. Overall, I believe that my time at Great Basin College was positive and gave me opportunities that few high education institutions would be willing offer."

LesAnn Harris

"The GBC Agriculture program has been extremely influential in my life. The Ag Instructor, Tracy Shane, was personable and made an effort in trying to make my class schedule convenient and a curriculum that would be applicable to my life. I work on a ranch and the Ag classes I took helped me more fully understand different concepts, such as; Livestock reproduction, Agbusiness management, Animal Nutrition, and even range management. What I liked the most about the classes was the hands on experience. We preg checked and artificial inseminated cows with the help of a vet. We also went on field trips to listen to different speakers. A group of us went to Alberquerque, NM to a Society of Range Management Seminar and learned what people have experimented on and are discoverying ways to help improve the land. I also participated in Food Marketing competition with my team in California where we received second place. Overall, my experience at GBC has been a positive one and I believe the Agriculture department has a lot to offer to any who are interested in the field."

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