Agriculture & Animal Health


  • Adam Gierhan

    Ag Service Technician

    "I always wanted to follow in my grandfather's footsteps and be a farmer. Growing up on the family farm brought a sense of purpose and passion for taking care of the land and animals. Taking care of something that would take care of others brought me a great deal of joy.

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  • Amber Melton

    Veterinary Nurse

    "As a kid I wanted to be a veterinarian. I was always bringing home stray cats and we also had dogs, rodents, reptiles, and rabbits, so I was familiar with a lot of species and was always intrigued by their different needs and personalities. 

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  • Andrea DeJesus, Owner of A&H Farm

    Andrea DeJesus

    Owner, A&H Farm

    "Growing up on the farm, it was hard not to resent the missed sleepovers, sports teams and free time that other kids my age were able to enjoy. Farming was hard work, and I couldn’t see myself turning it into a career.

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  • Emily Fields

    Veterinary Nurse

    “I'm a registered veterinary nurse in emergency and critical care at the Kansas State Veterinary Health Center. I closely monitor intensive pre- and post-operative surgical cases, critical internal medicine cases, and also triage emergency cases that come in. What I love most about what I do is...

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  • John Remmert

    Precision Ag Sales-Engineer

    It’s no coincidence that I work with tractors and implements for a living, considering I dreamed of becoming a ship captain or an airline pilot as a child. I’ve always been fascinated with large machinery and the people who operate it.

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  • Kevin Hecht

    Agronomist/Precision Ag Specialist

    I’ve always had a fascination with farming, especially farm machinery. My father, an agronomist, helped a farmer with harvest and I was hooked from a very young age. I looked forward to spending all day and most of the night observing, and my parents had to pry me out of the machinery when it was...

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  • Matthew Hildebrand

    Matthew Hildebrand

    Farmer/Rancher

    “I’ve always loved every aspect of the farming profession, even as a young kid. Living in the country, taking care of animals, taking care of the land … I knew it was what I wanted to do. My dad was a farmer and rancher, and I wanted to be just like him.

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  • Morgan Riat

    Auctioneer

    "When I was four years old, I attended my first auction. The auctioneer had a big smile on his face and appeared to genuinely love his job. Intrigued, I thought I might love it, too, and I decided then and there to become an auctioneer.

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  • Pablo Holguin

    Animal Care Manager

    I grew up on a small farm where we had cattle, horses, hogs, sheep, goats and chickens, so I was always around animals. From a young age, my father taught me how to identify the ones who weren’t feeling well and what the best ways to make them feel better would be. Nurturing and taking care of the...

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  • Stetson Shook - Owner, Stetson Cattle Company

    Stetson Shook

    Owner, Stetson Cattle Company

    I’ve never wanted to be anything other than a farmer. For me, farming is a lifestyle, not a job. 

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