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Student Profile: Tyler Erickson

Name: Tyler Erickson
Major: Agricultural Economics
Minor: Animal Science
Year: Junior
Hometown: Beulah, ND
Graduation Date: Spring 2022

Why did you choose NDSU? I figured NDSU would be big enough, but not too big that I would get overwhelmed. Another reason was because it was close enough to go home when I wanted to but, also far enough away that I wouldn’t have to go home every weekend.

Scholarships you have received and why scholarships are important to you. North Dakota State Academic Scholarship and Beulah Dollars for Scholars. I believe scholarships are important to help students afford school when they might not have been able to otherwise.

Clubs/organizations you’re involved in and why involvement in activities is beneficial. I am involved in Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Saddle & Sirloin Club, and the Rodeo Club. Being a part of these clubs is a way to meet new people. My involvement has taught me almost as much as I have learned in the classroom. The connections you make and activities you do in the clubs help shape who you are. For instance, being a part of AGR pushes you to get out in your community and help others, which is something you won’t always learn from going to class. The biggest benefit though is the connections you make. They truly will last a life time and can open an array of possibilities for a person.

List any internships and a brief description of what you did. I have not done an internship due to owning my own spraying business.

What is your greatest memory at NDSU? One of my greatest memories is going on moped cruises with other AGR members. It can be anywhere from 2-15 people on a variety of old or new rides just cruising around campus. Usually videos are taken by bystanders when we have a crew of 15.

What are your future plans? My future plans are to grow my business to potentially sell it after college. From there I want to become an ag loan officer at a bank and be able to help farmers and ranchers. The overall goal is to be able to find a job that also allows me to run my own cattle operation.

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