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Student Profile: Molly Holt

Name: Molly Holt
Major: Animal Science
Minor: Agricultural Communication
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ralph, South Dakota
Graduation Date: December 2021

Why did you choose NDSU? I knew I wanted to work in agriculture, and NDSU is well-known for its agriculture majors. I already knew the campus super well and really enjoyed the atmosphere when I visited. It’s a big college with a small-town atmosphere.

Why did you select the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources? I grew up on a cattle ranch so I was raised surrounded by agriculture, and it became an important aspect of my life. I think it is really important to keep the tradition of agriculture alive throughout the generations.

Scholarships you have received and what it’s meant to you: I have received many NDSU scholarships and several from my local hometown area. They have all been vital to my success as a full-time student and have provided financial relief. I am so appreciative to have been given the opportunity to earn a college degree with less debt. 

Clubs/organizations you’re involved in and why involvement in activities is beneficial: I have been heavily involved in Saddle and Sirloin and have held a variety of positions within the club. I am also a member of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Club. I have taken part in many different intramural sports. Being involved in the many different clubs and activities at NDSU is opportunistic because you create new friends, develop leadership and social skills, and are able to explore new interests.

Internship: I will be doing an internship this summer as an artificial insemination technician in my local area.

What is your greatest memory at NDSU? The two years I showed an animal in Little International. My freshman year I showed a heifer and got top novice, and this year I showed a pig and won my class. It was exciting showing and getting to meet new people during Little I week.

What are your future plans? As of right now, I am unsure of my plans after graduation in December, but I eventually want to go back to my family ranch in Ralph, South Dakota.

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