ANDREW SMITH - OPERATIONS & MECHANIZATION
Andrew's life goal to work in farming began at 8 years of age when his grandfather asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. He started on that dream at age 15 when he began working part time at Beam Farms. He received an associate degree from Southeast Community College and is a graduate of the John Deere Agricultural Technology Program. After graduating, Andrew spent 2 1/2 years working for a local dealership as a advanced John Deere Ag Technician specializing in sprayers and forage harvesters. His mechanical skills are very valuable in performing mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance.