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Leo Pasch and Brian Devine are Farm Lane Society members and participants in the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association Golfing For Scholarships annual best ball scramble.
Leo Pasch, a past board member of the CANR, grew up on a dairy farm. “I grew up on a dairy farm in Beal City, Michigan, says Pasch. “When I came to Michigan State, I wanted to stay with agriculture. I went into ag education to be a teacher.”
Years later, Pasch is the vice president of risk asset at Greenstone Farm Credit Services. “I work in the credit department to help farmers to try to work through tough situations, help them out with their credit needs—try to help them be successful.”
What does Leo Pasch love best about MSU? “I think the fact that MSU continues to keep teaching, provides opportunities for our people to learn, produces opportunities for our farmers to come here and get better educated, and in general, helps all of society.”
Brian Devine is the current president of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association. He has a strong history with MSU. “I majored in the Institute of Ag Tech for my first degree, and went on to get my bachelor’s after that. I’ve been involved with Michigan State, basically since I graduated from the college.”
Aside from his alumni association activities, Brian works at Syngenta as a sales representative. “We’re very proud to continue to be sponsors and support the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Association and they provide scholarships for the students.”
Devine grew up in Qwest Branch, Michigan. “I majored in the Institute of Ag Tech. I was involved with 4-H and FFA. Being involved with those organizations and a strong background in agriculture, the natural solution was to go to Michigan State and get a degree.”
What does Brian Devine love best about MSU? “I don’t know if we have enough time to talk about the great things I love about MSU. I love that MSU has stayed true to its roots, in being a very strong, land-grant university—founded in agriculture.”
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