Bethany Olson attends Iowa State University where she is majoring in Agricultural Business and International Agriculture with a minor in Agronomy. Bethany is a member of the Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club, a member of the Honor Program, a Student Ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), a member of Collegiate FFA and runs track and cross country for the Cyclones. In addition, Bethany has served as a counselor for the Iowa Agricultural Youth Institute and worked as a peer mentor for Ag Business freshmen. She is also a co-chair of Ag Career Day. Bethany’s past awards include recognition as a CALS Foreman Scholar and the Branstad-Reynolds Undergraduate Scholar. She was raised on a family farm in Jewell, Iowa, and was valedictorian of the South Hamilton High School Class of 2009.