IDNR News Article – Iowa gives axe to Forestry Bureau; tree advocates respond, July 2017
2017 - Olivia Rauen (thank you note PDF)
2016 - Jared Trent (thank you note PDF)
I would like to introduce you to Jared Trent who is the 2016 recipient of the IWOA Forestry scholarship at Iowa State University. Jared will be a senior in the forestry program. He hails from the Stuart area in Guthrie County. He earned his Associate of Arts degree at Southwestern Community College in Creston, IA. He graduated there with a 3.95 GPA and was accepted into Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. He started there to help control his college expenses and feels this scholarship of $1000 will help him graduate debt free.
He is currently a member of the Fisheries and Wildlife Biology Club at ISU. He also works two natural resource related jobs outside of ISU. The first job is as a forester’s assistant at Prudenterra out of Nevada, IA. His second job is near Redfield where he works alongside people with developmental disabilities teaching them how to do various farm tasks. After graduation he hopes to get a higher responsibility position at Prudenterra.
At a young age he knew he wanted to be in an ecosystem management field. He knew ISU had an excellent program and its location close to his home made this a logical choice.