Posted: June 14, 2016 6:33 AM
Kyle Stratton, an Agriscience and Environmental Systems major from Leesburg, Georgia, loves the University of Georgia Tifton campus because of the superb education he's received from world-renowned professors like George Vellidis and Glen Harris. Stratton hopes to soon gain sales experience in equipment or chemicals.
Q&A with Kyle
What made you choose to attend UGA?
The reason I chose to attend UGA was the quality of education I knew I would get. I knew the Tifton campus had many hands-on experiences, and I knew this would help when it comes time to search for a job.
How many times have you changed your major? What made you settle on your current major?
I have never changed my major throughout my whole college experience. I really wanted to learn more about the science in agriculture when I chose Agriscience and Environmental Systems.
What's your favorite class and why?
My favorite class had to be Soils & Hydrology because it was a great learning experience and we also had a lot of fun at the same time.
Which CAES instructor has been most influential?
I would have to pick two. I would say Dr. (George) Vellidis and Dr. (Glen) Harris.
What's the most interesting thing you've learned this year?
The most interesting thing that I have learned this year would surely be some of my undergraduate research I worked on with sugarcane aphids. I learned a lot of new information.
What's one thing you're always sure to take to class?
I would say a pen and paper, but that did not always work out as planned.
What's the coolest thing that has happened to you since coming to UGA Tifton?
The coolest thing that has happened in my time at UGA Tifton was the opporutnity to meet with the president of the university.
What's your favorite thing to do outside class?
Outside of class I love hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years I am hoping to have some sales experience in equipment or chemicals.
What is the best advice you have for incoming students?
Listen to every word your professors have to say. They are the ones doing the research and they know first hand what is going on.
What's one thing about yourself that sets you apart from other students?
I would not say anything would really set me apart other than I am a little more outgoing and I tend to cut up a little more than most.