• Frank Holdmeyer

    Many Opportunities for Ag Students

    The Bigger Picture

     by Frank Holdmeyer
     on October 17, 2013

      The opportunities in agriculture are unlimited, according to students and employers I spoke with during the recent Ag Career Day at Iowa State University in Ames. More than 225 companies and organizations set up booths and about 2,000 students took advantage of the opportunity to talk to the representatives. "We've seen a steady increase in the number of companies who participate," noted Mike Gaul, director of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services at…

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  • Frank Holdmeyer

    Forty- Year Anniversary of a Love Story

    The Bigger Picture

     by Frank Holdmeyer
     on October 1, 2013

      Willie Vogt, Farm Progress Editorial Director, encourages his team members to utilize our vacation days. So, I took him at his word and left September 20 for a week of fishing in Ontario. I was joined by my wife Trish, her brother Dennis and his wife Jana. It just so happens forty years ago – 1973 – was my first fishing trip to Canada and the first time I met Trish. I was invited by Dennis that spring to join his family fishing trip to Gull Rock Lake. All week I kept…

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