AWC student completes agricultural internship, offered position


AWC student completes agricultural internship, offered position


Yuma, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) — A local student is now headed toward a career in agriculture after completing an internship.

Ralph Junior Evans, an Arizona Western College land lab student worker and agricultural science graduate, recently wrapped up an internship with Dow AgroSciences.

The company is a global leader in pest management and biotechnology products in the agriculture industry, and currently has global sales reaching $6.4 billion as of last year.

Yuma's very own Evans was one of four interns selected from the west coast.

"This is a major accomplishment for a Yuma student," says Holly Clements, a professor of agricultural sciences at AWC.

Evans first met with a Dow AgroSciences sales representative on campus at the annual Southwest Ag Summit last spring.

An Arizona Western College spokesperson tells 13 On Your Side the company representative sent Evans' resume to the company's headquarters, paving the way for him to meet the district manager.

Evans was offered the internship and spent the summer meeting with company customers in Arizona, surveying products, and traveling for product launch events. 

He went on to be one of 15 interns selected to present their findings at the company's headquarters, where he met the Vice President of Dow AgroSciences.

Evans is now headed to be a sales trainee and will begin his job next June after graduating with degrees in Agricultural Technology Management and Plant Science from the University of Arizona.


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