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Kassidy Kimpling

Class of 2020
From Streator, Illinois

Kassidy Kimpling chose a degree in Agricultural Leadership Education because she loves working with people. She is confident that her studies in the Agricultural Education Department will provide her with the education required to work in a field that will allow her to work with people every day: sales. Thanks to her to her involvement with her local and state FFA organizations in high school, Kassidy is no stranger to the sales field. "Each fall, I sold fall decorations such as mums, planters, hibiscus, anthers, pumpkins, gourds, and a variety of each of those items," she said. It was this experience that inspired her to pursue an ALE degree to pave the way for a future in sales.

So far, Kassidy said she loves the diversity of her major. “I will be able to learn about a variety of different topics in agriculture in just four short years,” she explained. Her advice for students is to prioritize and to practice good time management. “Stay busy, because it helps to get work done on time,” she said. She also stressed the importance of getting involved. She explained, “Staying involved can lead you to so many new opportunities that you wouldn’t have had if you hadn’t tried something new.”