Starting Out
June 24, 2019

My name is Kylie Donovan, and I am going into my Sophomore year at Eastern Wyoming College. I am from Haxtun, Colorado, which can be found in the Northeast corner of the state. The town has roughly 1,000 people in it, and our roots run deep in the agriculture industry. Some of the major agriculture industries in the area include corn, wheat, and cattle.  Growing up, I was heavily involved with 4-H and the Future Farmers of America. I am currently enrolled in Eastern Wyoming College where I am working towards my Associates in Science degree in Agriculture Education and Animal Sciences. Outside of my educational pursuits, I am also involved with the Eastern Wyoming College Livestock Judging and Showing teams, in addition to serving as the President of the Block and Bridle Chapter and Treasurer of the college’s Student Senate. Once I complete my education at Eastern Wyoming College, I plan to transfer to either the University of Wyoming where I will work towards a Bachelor of Sciences degree. I believe that the Ogallala Commons Internship would open doors within the agricultural industry to help me lay a solid foundation for my personal knowledge. During my time at Eastern Wyoming College, I have learned that the most valuable learning experiences for me have been hands-on. The Ogallala Commons Internship will allow me to work alongside one of the nation’s  leading agricultural businesses such as CHS. Through CHS, I am

working in the Agronomy section. Some of my duties are to complete soil and tissue tests and help in the office. Additionally, the Ogallala Commons Internship program will allow me the opportunity to learn skills such as communication, organization and attention to detail.­