STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences


Agriculture degrees are hot, and enrollment in community colleges' agriculture programs has soared in recent years. For students like Katie Yule, who start at Kirkwood Community College and want to earn a four-year degree at Iowa State University, the collaborative spirit among student services staff at both institutions makes the transfer process as seamless as possible. "My Kirkwood adviser helped lay out all my options and explained what classes would transfer," says Yule, a senior from Packwood who is majoring in agricultural studies at Iowa State. "It was a very smooth transition."