May 22, 2022

Agribusiness management student follows her love for agriculture

MSU undergraduate Kaddi Gewirtz is interested in agronomy and business with the long-term goal of starting his own farm as well.

Michigan State University (MSU) undergraduate Kaddi Gewirtz knew she would pursue a career in the agriculture industry. This led her to the Agribusiness Management Program of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics. This major gives students the opportunity to choose courses related to their individual interests in agricultural management, commodity sourcing and marketing, labor and personnel management, public policy, and global food issues.

“I chose agribusiness as a specialty quite simply because my passion is agriculture. I like the agronomic and commercial aspects of this industry, ”she said. “I hope to work in an agronomy, sales and marketing based position where I work with producers to help them make the best efficient, economical and influential decision for their farm. “

Gewirtz specializes in agribusiness management with a double minor in agronomy and food industry management. Before graduation, his goal is to have secured a full-time position in an agro-scientific company with a long-term goal of establishing his own farm, while working as a land manager. His past experiences working on a family cash crop farm gave him learning experiences and a passion for the industry.

Gewirtz is secretary of the MSU Agronomy Club and is also active with the Michigan State Farm Bureau and MSU Sigma Alpha-Gamma Chapter, as chairman of the fraternity committee and chairman of the omicron beta class. Gewirtz is also a 4-H alumnus in Shiawassee County and was named Michigan 4-H Sports Athlete of the Year for 2018.

Additionally, Gewirtz is one of the 2021 CANR Alumni Association scholarship recipients.


Name: Kaddi Gewirtz

Hometown: Perry, Michigan

Major / Concentration: Agrobusiness management (BS) with a double minor in agronomy and food industry management

Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2022

Why did you choose your major and why MSU?

I chose agribusiness as a specialty quite simply because my passion is agriculture. I like the agronomic and commercial aspects of this industry.

Who or what inspired your interest in your chosen major?

My passion for agriculture made it clear that I would study agriculture in college, but I had a hard time deciding what I really wanted to study. My mentor Tim Kiesling urged me to choose Agribusiness Management in order to have a wide range of opportunities after graduation.

What has been one of your best experiences in your major so far?

Agricultural career fairs are always a great experience for me. It’s a great event to network with so many companies on internships and full-time positions.

What do you want others to know about this major?

The opportunities are endless. My friends have a wide range of passions and interests within farming. Personally, I prefer the agronomic side, although some of my friends prefer the finance or animal side of the industry. This major really prepares you for success in all facets of the agriculture industry.

What are some of the best things about being an MSU student?

Without a doubt, the people. My teachers really care about my success and are ready to meet with me to discuss any issues I may have. My advisers are extremely helpful in trying to decide on schedules, adding minors, and answering questions along the way.

Any ideas or advice for current or new students?

If you have the slightest interest in something, DO IT! Your college career is only a very small part of your life, so if you want to join a club or do a certain job, do it!

What are your future plans?

I hope to work in an agronomy, sales and marketing based job where I work with producers to help them make the best efficient, economical and influential decisions for their farms.

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