Lydia Bowers '12

Hampshire College Farm - Amherst, Ma
Major: American Studies (Self-Designed)

This summer, I interned at the Hampshire College Farm Center. The experience was incredibly rewarding as I was challenged in ways I could not be inside a classroom. I earned hands on sustainable organic agricultural practice and had the opportunity to drive tractors, something I never thought I could do.

This experience would be beneficial to more than just students interested in farming as a career. Personally, I am interested in agricultural policy and to have this experience in agriculture was very beneficial for me and helps me make informed decision about the policies I want to promote.