David Hassing is a senior from Springfield, South Dakota majoring in Agriculture Business with minors in Land Valuation/Rural Real Estate and Banking/Finance.
David chose South Dakota State University because of the close ties he had here at State. With multiple family members attending college and prior experiences on campus, he knew it would feel like home.
“As a former SD FFA member, coming to Brookings always excited me and just seemed like a good fit,” David said.
David was interested in the Ness School of Management and Economics because he knew there were multiple opportunities to develop skills needed to make a future impact in the Business and Economic industries. He chose to pursue a degree in Agriculture Business because it opens many doors to countless careers in the future.
“I’ve always been involved in agriculture and wanted to be able to find a career that will allow me to utilize and develop my skills,” David said. “Through my experience at the Ness School, I’ve been given the ability to network with many students, professors, alumni and noteworthy individuals. My time in college has challenged me to get out of my comfort zone!”
On campus, David is involved in Alpha Gamma Rho, Little International, FIRE Club and Block & Bridle. He enjoys being involved in organizations because they bring people with similar passions and interests together.
“I’ve been very fortunate to be able to meet some incredible students here and will carry these relationships for the rest of my life,” David said.
David’s advice to incoming and current students is to meet as many people as you can. He said: “Yes, being focused on your studies is important but having a happy medium between socializing and school will heighten your abilities for your future plans.”
After graduating this spring, David hopes to have a career that will allow him to leave an impact on the agricultural business industry and on future generations of agriculturalists.