Rita Cook

Majors: ag business, economics, and public service in administration in agriculture; graduated December 2010

Employment: Assistant Field Specialist, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers

Responsibilities: Helps farmers place livestock, poultry barns, and feedlots, and manages neighbor relations; marketing and communications.

“I grew up on a farm and agriculture has always been a passion. I feel the work I do today impacts farm families and helps them stay on the farm. I feel I’m making a difference.”

“There are so many different ways to approach the ag business major. The diversity of classes lends itself to creativity and multi-tasking in many different ways.”

“The professionalism and professional opportunities the department provided helps me communicate and network effectively today.”