Student Profiles: Kirby Schmidt

Kirby Schmidt (Marshall, MN)

Agricultural Education – Teacher Licensure

Kirby Schmidt

Background & Interests

Kirby was born and raised on a sheep farm just south of Ghent in southwestern Minnesota.  In addition to his family’s flock, he owns his own small flock of purebred Polypay ewes to produce seed-stock, and show sheep (just for fun).  He also raises a small number of chickens and turkeys!  He is the youngest of 4 siblings, and his parents are Dale and Lila Schmidt.

On campus, he is involved with Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Livestock Judging Team and is a teaching assistant in the Animal Science department.   His highlights as an FFA member include serving as an officer, attending camps, and receiving the D.K. Baldwin Award at the 2012 State Livestock Show.

He is enthusiastic about the agricultural industry, agricultural education and youth development efforts.  Above all, he desires to serve others through agriculture.  After college, he plans to work in the Peace Corps.

My Advice for Students…

  • Be realistic, honest and true to yourself in every decision you make:  personally, academically and socially
  • Write it down, or forget about it
  • Be serious about the education you seek, but don’t forget about being serious about having fun as well!

 Ask Me About…

  • My previous internships with CHS Inc, The Schwan Food Company or University of Minnesota Extension
  • Why I love the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • My incredible experience with the agricultural fraternity: Alpha Gamma Rho
  • How to maximize your 4 years at the University of Minnesota

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