Curriculum Vitae - Kansas State University

Henry Ott
[email protected]
Current Address: 3000 Tuttle Creek Blvd Lot#50 Manhattan, Kansas 66502
Permanent Address: 2718 340th St. Madison, Kansas 66860
Kansas State University; Manhattan, Kansas
Masters of Science: Agricultural Economics
Expected Graduation Date: May 2016
GPA: 4.0
Kansas State University; Manhattan, Kansas
Bachelor of Science: Agribusiness
Graduation Date: May 2014
GPA: 4.0
Kansas State University; Manhattan, Kansas
- College of Business Administration: Business Minor
- College of Education: Coaching Endorsement
Work Experience:
Graduate Research Assistant: Kansas State University (Dr. Glynn Tonsor)
Ranch hand: Engle Farms LLC
Summer 2014
Grand Island, NE
Learned production processes and food safety regulations within a beef packing plant by
working directly with supervisors and superintendents in all areas of the plant.
Worked with kill floor Operations Manager to improve logistical efficiency and accuracy as cattle moved
from pens, through the kill floor, to the hot scales.
Supervised lines on the kill floor when Supervisors were gone or had meetings to attend.
Summer Intern: Ag Choice (MFA Subsidiary)
Fall 2014
Madison, KS
Utilized farm equipment to plant, transport grain, and fill grain bins during crop production.
Fed and doctored approximately 800 head of feeder cattle to promote optimal health and growth.
Built pens, hauled/ground hay, and performed similar duties vital to efficient farm operation.
Ascend Leadership Trainee: JBS
Spring 2015-present
Manhattan KS
Developing a stocker/backgrounder cattle profit maximization model to assist producers with management
and marketing decisions.
Assisting with updating and improving livestock decision tools on K-State’s Ag Manager Website.
Revamping an existing research paper to determine how feed costs and relevant futures prices impact feeder
cattle price slides.
Summer 2013
Madison, KS
Developed and enhanced relationships with current and potential customers.
Received spray orders from manager and loaded chemicals accurately according to spray orders.
Tested grain while attempting to maximize logistical efficiency during harvest.
Serviced and maintained spray rigs and semi’s for optimal performance and utilization.
Financial Services Intern: Citizens State Bank
Updated financial statements to keep loan documentation up to date.
Compiled information concerning potential loans for loan committee meetings.
Worked as a teller.
Independent Roofing Contractor: Self-Employed
Summer 2012
Madison, KS
Managed workers while taking personal responsibility for the results of the job.
Evaluated potential jobs and placed bids accordingly.
Ordered materials and set up equipment to perform services.
Bridge Laborer: A.M. Cohron
Summer 2012
Lamont, KS
Summer 2010 and 2011
Emporia, KS
Poured concrete, set beams, assembled and dismantled cranes, and erected forms.
Developed a strong sense of teamwork while performing duties associated with the job.
Enhanced my ability to work with people of different cultural backgrounds.
Other Work Experience:
Platt Auction Company
(Auction Setup Coordinator)
- Ott Construction and Siemers Construction
(Residential Construction Laborer)
- Small Family Farm
Teaching Experience:
Teachers Assistant
- Aided professor with updating excel sheets, data entry, and answering student questions during lab exercises.
- Conducted review sessions and provided tutoring for students outside of class.
- Graded homeworks, quizzes, and exams.
 AGEC 120: Principles of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Spring 2012-Spring 2014
 AGEC 318: Food and Agribusiness Management
Spring 2015
 AGEC 599: Food and Agribusiness Management Strategies
Spring 2015
Awards and Honors:
Deans Honor Scholar
William S. May Scholarship for Ag Finance
Joseph Lieber Memorial Cooperative Scholarship
Gamma Sigma Delta “First Year Outstanding Performance Award”
Industry Involvement:
Alpha Zeta Agricultural Fraternity
Ag Econ Club
Member 2010-2014
Member 2010-2012