Ashley Lorence

Ashley Lorence

ACSESS

Agronomy

I grew up on a small farm in the country near Esbon, KS. I am an only child and helped raised cross breed Suffolk sheep for about 7 years and pure breed durcos for about 4 years. We also grow wheat, corn, soybeans, and grain sorghum. I was highly involved in 4-H for 13 years and FFA for 6 years. In FFA, I received my American Degree and was in many leadership roles with FFA and 4-H. In school I participated in sports (cross country, volleyball, basketball, and track) to where I got a track scholarship at Hutchinson Community College. At community college I was on the crops judging team and got the 13th straight title of wining NACTA contest. While on the track team I place second runner up All American in Discus (National Track 2012). I transferred to K-state and was heavily involved in the Wheat State Agronomy club and Farm Bureau. I was also on the crops team at K-state as well as the weed science team. I took on more leadership roles through committees and serving as an agronomy ambassador. I am currently working on a Master's research project in Agronomy in precision agriculture. My research focuses on using current technology to help farmers manage whole fields by subdividing the field into small management zones.