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Virgil Schmitt’s Iowa State career can be traced back to the power of technology. Growing up in eastern Iowa, Schmitt’s father was a faithful listener of WOI radio reporter Dallas McGinnus’ market and agricultural news report.
“By the time I was eight years old, I knew I wanted to be a student at Iowa State,” Schmitt said. “As a student at Iowa State, I got the feeling that this could be my home. I feel like I have two homes, one in eastern Iowa and one in Ames.”