Even though Hanover College senior Baylee Dwenger was in 4-H and FFA while growing up, her collegiate path steered her away from agriculture. She’s earning a degree in kinesiology and physiology, which seems far removed from the farm. Still, as an intern with AgriNovus Indiana’s Field Atlas ambassador program, she sees vast opportunities in the agbioscience sector.
During this week’s Ag+Bio+Science podcast presented by AgriNovus, Dwenger explained the correlation.
“I just found the diversity within agbiosciences to be so surprising. And then how quickly it’s developing,” Dwenger explained to Inside INdiana Business and podcast host Gerry Dick. “It’s crazy how, a few years ago, the technology we have now didn’t even exist. So just thinking about how quickly it’s developing is great to me.”
The Field Atlas is an online career exploration platform that enables students to explore agbioscience careers through online talent assessments, videos and profiles. The resource helps young job seekers and college students to identify jobs and companies that align with their personal and professional interests.
Sriya Nagubani, a sophomore studying pharmaceutical science at Purdue University, also served as an ambassador during the spring semester.
“I didn’t know much about the agbioscience sector at all. But once I started being an ambassador, I learned how up and coming it was,” said Nagubani. “I can see how fast it’s growing and how inclusive it is. There are many majors that can be a part of it.”
Dwenger and Nagubani agree the Field Atlas is a perfect tool to help steer high school and college students towards the abundant job choices in Indiana’s agbioscience sector.