Youth in Ag
Agriculture Involvement: Micah Kuenzle, from Reeds Spring, Mo., is a second semester Junior at College of the Ozarks. He has had a longtime interest in the agriculture scene and the future of agriculture; he is currently majoring in Horticulture and Animal Science, two areas in agriculture that hold a great deal of interest for him. “I have a desire to work with nature, and to be open to new ideas,” Micah said. He has taken courses such as meats, advanced topics in horticulture and plant materials. “Plant materials was definitely my favorite,” he said.
Micah is a member of Delta Tau Alpha, an on campus fraternity exclusively for students in the agriculture program who have high GPAs and excellent academic standards. When he is not studying or working at his landscaping workstation in the college greenhouses, Micah enjoys participating in outdoor activities like hiking and shooting.
Future Plans: After graduating, Micah plans to open up his own landscaping business. He said that he really enjoys the prospect of taking a blank canvas and creating an aesthetically pleasing landscape there, as well as being a part of helping people make their landscape dreams a reality.
He is also interested in pursuing viticulture, the study of grapes and the grape growing process.
“I’ve learned that I’m a fan of the simple life,” Micah said. He has plans to build his own small farm with an emphasis on ruminant management, especially meat goats and sheep. One of his main goals for his future career path is “exemplifying Christian work ethic and sharing Christ with people through my work.”
Advice for Peers: “It’s good to get experience in the outdoors,” said Micah. “It’s the natural desire of humans and it’s important to have a working knowledge of it.”http://www.ozarksfn.com/2014/04/14/youth-in-ag-208/Missouri YouthMissouriMicah KuenzleAgriculture Involvement: Micah Kuenzle, from Reeds Spring, Mo., is a second semester Junior at College of the Ozarks. He has had a longtime interest in the agriculture scene and the future of agriculture; he is currently majoring in Horticulture and Animal Science, two areas in agriculture that hold...OFN Site Manager firstname.lastname@example.orgAdministratorOzarks Farm & Neighbor Newspaper