David Trumm, junior in Agricultural Studies, knew he wanted to attend an ag program at Iowa State from a very young age. Trumm developed his passion for agriculture while growing up on the family farm in Cascade, Iowa. As the fourth oldest of eight kids, he also received plenty of encouragement to be a Cyclone from his older siblings.
Trumm has stayed as busy at Iowa State as he did on the farm, joining the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Farm Operations Club, and the Beginning Farmers Network. He also participated in the AgEI Student Incubator program during his freshman year.
He became more involved with the AgEI program after taking both Econ 234 and Econ 334 with instructor Kevin Kimle. "After taking those two courses, I wanted to do more and see what was next, so I looked into AgEI. I really enjoy being surrounded by like-minded individuals who are willing to think outside the box," explains Trumm. He joined the Change Maker Academy during his sophomore and junior years and is also currently serving on the AgEI Student Leadership Team.
Trumm's favorite AgEI memory was traveling to Bruce Rastetter's home for the annual Christmas Party. "The event was very beneficial to the students because we got to network with like-minded individuals within the [agricultural] industry."
Looking to the future, Trumm plans return to the family farm to continue growing their row crop, beef, swine, and forage operation with several other family members.
We wish him the best of luck on his future endeavors!