Zach Rystrom received his B.S. in Diversified Agricultural Studies (2012) and M.S. in Entomology (2015) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Zach worked as a Contract Research Scientist, managing field trials at Diamond Ag Research in Larned, KS after graduating. In April 2017, he accepted a position as Research Project Coordinator at the University of Nebraska Department of Entomology. Zach’s responsibilities as Research Project Coordinator will provide him many opportunities to apply DPH coursework in the field.
I am choosing the DPH program because I want to study all aspects of agronomic systems. The DPH program will also help me develop the leadership skills required to manage a successful research program. I plan to use my experiences in the Doctor of Plant Health program to improve my ability to work across disciplines and the focus on the big picture.