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CAST 50×50: Michael Barrowclough, Agriculture

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Assistant Professor Michael Barrowclough.

The College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) at Illinois State University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! This series, CAST 50×50, will highlight 50 faculty, staff, students, alumni, and organizations within CAST that make the college special. These notable people will tell you that every day in CAST is a great day to be a Redbird!

Today, we are featuring Michael Barrowclough from the Department of Agriculture.

What is your position within CAST?

Assistant professor of agribusiness, Department of Agriculture.

Fun fact about yourself or your job?

A fun fact about myself is that I have been struck by lightning.

What is your favorite time or season of the year?

My favorite time of the year is the beginning of each season. I enjoy the excitement that comes as one season ends and another begins.

What is a common myth about agriculture?

A common myth about the agricultural industry is that it is far removed from “mainstream” America. In fact, the opposite is true with nearly 1/6 of U.S. jobs being related to the agricultural industry.

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