New Richmond grad named ISU Ag Woman of the YearNew Richmond graduate Molly Heintz has been named the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’Ag Woman of the Year at Iowa State University.
New Richmond graduate Molly Heintz has been named the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’Ag Woman of the Year at Iowa State University.
Heintz, a 2008 graduate of New Richmond High School, is scheduled to graduate this spring with a degree in animal science.
For many years, she has been very involved with the National FFA organization while traveling more than 32,000 miles across the Midwest.
She has also served as co-chairwoman on numerous Block and Bridle committees. This year Heintz was also nominated and featured on the 2012 Woman Impacting ISU calendar.
While in school at New Richmond High School Heintz was very involved in the local and state FFA organizations, said Rachel Sauvola, agriscience teacher and New Richmond FFA advisor.
“There is no one in the universe who deserves this award more than Molly,” Sauvola said. “I’m not surprised it was awarded to her and I’m so pleased for her.”
The award, open to all graduating seniors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, acknowledges a senior’s work and what they’ve done for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as a student at Iowa State University, said Heintz.
Recipients are selected based on “recognizing a true ambassador of agriculture that positively promotes agriculture through college clubs and industry relations and shows a passion for the agricultural and life sciences industry.”
After graduating this spring, Heintz plans to attend graduate school at ISU.