Growing up in the city, then moving to a rural area, had a big impact on Maggi’s future. After moving, her sister began raising poultry, and Maggi’s ties to agriculture would become stronger every day.
In high school, she became involved in FFA and 4-H, as president for both organizations. She was undecided about what she wanted to major in, and was excited when she heard Agricultural Leadership Education students complete coursework in a variety of College of ACES areas, like consumer economics and animal sciences.
Following her first semester on campus, Maggi was able to study agriculture in the Dominican Republic. She highly recommends this trip for freshmen who haven’t been out of the country before. “Even though days were long and sleep was short, this trip was a once in a lifetime experience!”
Maggi’s favorite part about being in the College of ACES and Agricultural Education program is the feeling of family. Her note to incoming students: “You always see a familiar face walking around, which makes campus feel smaller and more connected.”