AMES, Iowa — Bruce Quint, a senior at Iowa State University majoring in horticulture, is working for Full Circle Farm, Madrid, this summer as part of Iowa State University Extension’s Life in Iowa intern program.
Quint, whose hometown is Ryan, Iowa, assists with animal care, composting, planting, harvesting and selling organic vegetables, and various other duties on the certified organic farm.
Each Iowa State Life in Iowa intern donates 100 hours of time over the summer to a community project. In addition to his work for Full Circle Farm, Quint is volunteering at the Iowa Arboretum. He will work on a variety of horticultural tasks including weeding, pruning, and general plant care and maintenance. He also will help the volunteer staff set up events and assist visitors. Quint hopes to take on a self project there as well, including building a patio or retaining wall.
This is the second year that a Life in Iowa intern from Iowa State has spent the summer in Madrid.
The Life in Iowa program encourages students to stay in Iowa after college graduation by involving them in the communities in which they are working. The interns complement their work experience with classroom learning and service projects that help them experience the people, businesses and organizations that make Iowa a great place to live and work. The program encourages students to develop leadership, ethics and service skills that will help them in the future.
For more information on the Life in Iowa program, visit http://http://www.lifeiniowa.org.
Lynette Spicer, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-1327,