Student Spotlight: Davie Geiger

Student Spotlight: Davie Geiger

| By: Haase, Elijah D

Career Program: Farm Operations
Originally From: Brillion
Current Residence: Brillion
Age: 20
Attended FVTC: Fall 2020-present

Why did you choose the Farm Operations career program?

Growing up on a farm made me realize at a young age that working with my family on a farm was my dream. With technology always changing, I knew that the Farm Operations Technician program was a good place to learn new skills that I could take back and apply on our farm.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding? 

The best thing I learned at FVTC that I can take back to the farm is what I learned in my shop class and how to maintain equipment and set up combines and planters.

Another class taught me a lot about artificial insemination, or AI breeding, and learning to recognize certain signs from the heifers that are important for breeding.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College? 

I chose FVTC because of the convenience of it being so close to home. This allowed me to work both before, and after classes on the farm. I also know multiple people who attended FVTC and loved their experience, so I knew it is a good place for my education. 

How has Fox Valley Technical College helped you change your life? 

The friendships that I have gained while going to school here are by far the best part for me. One day I might need a second hand around the farm and I know that these are the people I can count on.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation? 

I plan to take all the knowledge I have gained through FVTC and use it as I continue to work on my uncle's farm. 

In one sentence, what's your best advice for someone who's not sure they're ready for college? 

Just go out and do it. When I was growing up, I never thought that college would be a good fit for me, but I am glad that I did it! I gained lifelong friendships and knowledge through this experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything.