Chris Hay never wanted to go into agriculture at first – “that’s what Dad did,” he says. But a fascination with water management led him down the path of agricultural irrigation and drainage. After spending some time in the “ivory tower” of academia, Hay later turned to extension work and then parlayed that into his role with the Iowa Soybean Association, where he balances his loves of research, education and working up-close and personal with farmers. A problem-solver by nature, Hay discusses his passion for the work, the role and the results.
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