Student at Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Business
My name is Craig Welter and I am currently a Junior at Iowa State University pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Business and minors in Agronomy and Ag Systems Technology. My campus involvement includes: the Agricultural Business Club where I am a member of the executive team as co-historian, the Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization where I am an active member, and the Agricultural Business Program where I serve as a peer mentor for freshman Agricultural Business students.
I grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm where we feed out cattle and hogs, care for a 100 head cow/calf operation, and run around 1000 acres of corn and soybeans. I have been actively involved in the operation most of my life, with a heavier involvement in the livestock side.
During the summer of 2015, I worked at Innovative Ag Services as a crop scout intern. I was responsible for scouting fields for a variety of agronomic issues and writing a report for my supervisor in order to make necessary management decisions. I also had experience doing various operational jobs and making trips to other locations and farms to deliver a variety of products.
This past summer, I worked for Landus Cooperative as an agronomy sales intern. My responsibilities included: scouting fields for imminent agronomic issues throughout the growing season and reporting back to my supervisor, making recommendations based on scouting reports, communicating with growers on various issues, and being available to help with operational activities on location. I was also responsible for collaborating with fellow Landus interns to investigate the possibility of Landus operating its own soil lab.