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Joan Tovar-Martínez

Hometown: Americus, Georgia

Institute: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC)

Major: Agricultural Technology and Systems Management

Placement: USDA - OPPE

All About Joan

Joan was born and raised in Americus, Georgia by his parents who immigrated to the United States from Mexico. Joan was inspired to pursue a career in agriculture at 7 years old by simply riding in the tractor with his dad while he worked during planting seasons. He is a first-generation college student attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC), majoring in Agricultural Technology and Systems Management and minoring in Agribusiness. To Joan, it is important to complete college and work in the Agricultural Industry to one day give back to the Georgia FFA Association and Local FFA Chapters because of the support he received from this organization in Agriculture throughout high school and into college.

Joan is part of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at ABAC. He is involved in the Cultura LatinX Club, Minorites in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Club, and is part of the Fiesta del Pueblo planning committee in Tifton, GA. Upon graduation, he wants to work with H2A labor contractors or in the precision agriculture field. He hopes to one day have his own agriculture operation and implement agricultural technologies.

As a HEP/CAMP Intern, Joan plans to strengthen his knowledge of politics and become a better leader. He plans to learn more about agriculture in his placement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). He hopes to use the experience of being an intern to inspire and make a difference in his community and to inspire his CAMP cohort and ABAC community.

Click on the images to read Joan's journals.

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