Nancy A Kammerer
AgroEcology Major
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA 16801
(717) 321-3...
 Resume: Nancy Amelia Kammerer
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Awards and Activities
 At the 2013 National Collegiate Soil Jud...
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Nancy Kammerer Resume

Published on: Mar 3, 2016

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  • 1. Nancy A Kammerer AgroEcology Major The Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA 16801 (717) 321-3067 Objectives My career goals are to work with plants and soil, whether it be agronomic or horticultural. I also have a passion for working with people, especially producers. I would like to work with producers and help guide them in the best direction to improve their operation. In pursuit of this goal I find education and environmental stewardship to be critical tools. Education Student at Penn State University (AgroEcology Major) 3.97 GPA  I have had classes in fields including; soil science, agronomy, sustainable agriculture, international agriculture, pest management, GIS mapping, floral arranging, and other related fields.  I am pursing minors in Environmental Soil Science and Horticulture. Experience Intern to Farm Manager (May 2014 – August 2014) Bear Mountain Orchards (1415 Potato Rd, Aspers, PA 17304) I worked with the Farm Manager to write spray schedules and keep an inventory of pesticide materials. I also was responsible for general record keeping and tree maintenance. I was able to observe many aspects of the commercial fruit packing and production process. Farmers Market Employee (June 2014 – August 2014) Three Springs Fruit Farm (1606 Bendersville Wenksville Road, Aspers, PA 17304) I traveled to Philadelphia PA with Three Springs Fruit Farm to help them sell produce at a farmers market. I was responsible for general set up, organization, public education, cashier tasks and interacting with customers every weekly. Research Assistant (May 7, 2012 – August 22, 2012) Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center (290 University Drive Biglerville PA 17307) I was responsible for helping with the care of the orchards including pruning, thinning, irrigation, and other tasks. I was also responsible for assisting in the collection and organization of the data. Research Assistant (September 2012 – December 2012) Dr. Jonathan Lynch’s Root Biology Lab (Horticulture Department, Pennsylvania State University) I worked under Jimmy Burridge, a graduate student of Dr. Lynch in this laboratory internship. We worked on a project genotyping a population of beans for their root traits. I performed data collection and did some basic data analysis. I completed a report to finalize my experience and show the findings I had from the semester’s experiments. Cashier/General Worker (May 2009 – August 2011) Countryside Gardens (2440 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg PA 17325) I was responsible for helping to take care of the annuals, perennials, and trees at this garden center. I was also responsible for the register and helping customers. October 2014
  • 2.  Resume: Nancy Amelia Kammerer  Page 2 | (717) 321-3067 Awards and Activities  At the 2013 National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest I placed 3rd as an individual and was chosen to represent the US at the International Soil Judging Competition in Jeju, South Korea.  I received the President’s Freshman and Sparks Awards for my academic achievement  I am a member of the Penn State Ag Advocates, a group of undergraduate student leaders chosen to represent the College of Agricultural Sciences.  I received Keystone FFA Degree in 2011 and American Degree in 2014 Skills  I have gained hands on knowledge in the soil competitions by analyzing and describing soils. I have skills required to assess the soil’s physical properties and suitability for different uses.  I have experience working with greenhouse perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs.  I’ve had scouting responsibilities for both diseases and pests of tree fruit.  I feel confident in working with pesticide calculations and writing spray schedules for applicators.  I have experience with general tree maintenance and care of apple and peach trees in orchards.  I have worked in a lab setting and learned how data needs to be collected, analyzed, and made into a useful product  I have worked planting gardens, flower beds and potted flower arrangements. Relevant Coursework  Soil Nutrient Management  Soil Classification  Soil Taxonomy and Genesis  GIS Soils Mapping  Integrated Pest Management  Horticultural Propagation  Environmental Effects on Horticultural Crops  Small Fruits Production  Forage Crop Management  Corn and Soybean Production  Introduction to International Agriculture  Computer Science- Excel and Access  Floral Arranging
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