Name and title:
James Cassidy – Instructor Soil Science
Where are you from?
St Paul, Minnesota
Where did you attend college?
Mount Hood CC and OSU
What is your favorite college memory?
First time the student farm pulled off a great Hoo Haa (Earthday April 22nd)
What do you like most about OSU?
I love the climate we have here and it allows students to get out into the field any time of year. Also, I love that our students are a blend of urban and rural folks and appreciate the REALITY that is to be found outdoors.
What kind of transportation did you use in college?
I bicycled and had a small truck.
What is your favorite agricultural commodity?
Well I don’t really have a particular “commodity” that I love but I am crazy about putting seeds in soil and having a reasonable expectation that they will germinate and become something beautiful and alive! I love growing food – what else is there really to do in this life?
What is something that you enjoy doing in your free time?
I don’t have a lot of free time really. I love what I do so in a way, it’s all free time or as Winston Churchill said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” I kinda feel like that’s what happened to me(!)
Do you have any advice for students in the college of agricultural sciences?
Don’t shy away from getting a solid science education just because “its hard,” a 4 year degree in science is what it is going to take to get the life you want. Don’t fear – say yes to everything – you would be amazed how much you can really do!