Bailey Smirnov

I just want to say thank you for this wonderful scholarship! It is an amazing gift that I feel honored to receive to help me further my education! Great to know that there are opportunities for those in Ag to receive support in furthering our knowledge.

Awards Received

2019 Associate Award (Iowa)

Hometown:

Hometown:

Welch, MN

School:

School:

Northeast Iowa Community College

Major:

Major:

Diary Science

Career Goals:

Career Goals:

After graduating from NICC, I plan to take a second internship to get some more hands on experience from a different dairy operation. I firmly believe that farmers learn from other farmers. The more exposure to how others operate their dairy will benefit me greatly. My goal is to become a Dairy Herdsmen back home. I thoroughly love my job and look forward to taking on more responsibility on the farm. One thing that I hope to do is stay connected with the community to help build a positive imagine around dairy farms and farming in general. Things are changing in the world and we must show the consumer that we do and will continue to do, the best we can for the animals in our care. Sharing our story and educating the consumer is only going to help us overall. I have a deep passion for what I do and as I continue to work through the Dairy Science program at NICC, I see more and more the impact of what we do as farmers truly has on the world. It’s up to this next generation to take on the challenges from the past, the present, and the future, I look forward to being apart of that.