Posted on May 7, 2012 at 10:58 PM by Iowa Corn
This week, we’re featuring a member of the Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team. Alyssa Foster of Riverside, Iowa just finished her junior year at Iowa State University, majoring in ag education.
Foster was born and raised on a 160 acre family farm in Washington County that always has had registered quarter horses. Her family trains, raises and shows the horses. While growing up, Foster’s family has had a cow calf operation, a sheep herd and currently has a meat and dairy goat herd. While in FFA, Foster was very active in showing and raising goats. As a senior in high school, she had 25 goats of her own. The family also grows corn and soybeans but their niche markets set them apart from other farmers.
Foster hopes to teach high school ag education in Iowa upon graduating.
“I believe that if we do not have passionate ag educators we will lack passionate agriculture students,” Foster says.
Foster saw the Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team as an opportunity to not only learn more about Iowa Corn but also meet and interact with Iowa Corn growers across the state.
The Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team is made up of students who are pursuing degrees related to agriculture at Iowa’s colleges and universities. Team members participate in programs developed by the Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board to learn more about the organizations and to address current challenges and opportunities present in the agricultural sector.