Cody Christenson


Cody Christenson farmer and college student from Kansas.

farmer and
college student

Cody Christenson is a Kansas-based farmer and college student. Currently, he attends the University of Kansas, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Medicine. In addition to his ongoing academic studies, Christenson also holds an Associate’s degree from Johnson County Community College where he participated in the Phi Theta Kappa honors society and graduated with honors distinction. In addition to these accomplishments, Christenson’s academic background includes attendance at Washburn Institute of Technology’s Diesel Technology Program, where he received a formal education on repairing, servicing, and maintaining diesel powered equipment.

Christenson’s work history boasts more than a decade of experience in the agriculture industry, formerly with High Point Ranch and currently with Christenson Farms—a family-owned venture. Among his wide range of responsibilities on the farm, Christenson’s role includes planting corn, soybeans, alfalfa, clover, turnips, and rye. He is also widely responsible for conducting routine maintenance, stocking ponds, caring for the aquatic life, repairing farm machinery, managing land rentals to local ranchers, cutting and maintaining trails, and more. In much of his role, Christenson deals often with operating and maintaining heavy agricultural equipment—a skill in which he has obtained both formal training and longstanding hands-on experience.

a decade of experience in the agriculture industry

a strong work ethic
and acommitment to self-discipline

Above all, Christenson’s past and current work experience demonstrates a strong work ethic, commitment to self-discipline, high aptitude for effectively tackling physical tasks, and sharp ability to juggle a wide range of commitments and responsibilities. In addition to his tangible skills, Christenson is also well-versed in abiding by regulations set forth by the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), a voluntary USDA program which encourages farmers to optimize their land for conservation of precious native grasses, trees, and other valuable vegetation.

His continued academic studies combined with his extensive work experience in the agricultural field have collectively lent Christenson a strong work ethic and real-world skills that will continue contributing to his success in future roles. Looking to the coming years, he looks forward to graduating from his Bachelor program and broadening his horizons with career opportunities that appropriately utilize both his practical real-world skills and academic strengths.

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How to Stay Motivated to Achieve Fitness Goals During School

Maintaining a workout regimen is difficult enough; throw in responsibilities and stress from school and it may feel nearly impossible. If you’ve ever been faced with juggling your academic life while working towards a fitness goal, you know how challenging it is to stay on track.

How to Motivate Yourself for Online Classes

Online learning was already on the rise in late 2019. When the Coronavirus pandemic hit in 2020, it became the new normal. While many have embraced the increasingly digital learning environment, others are struggling to make the transition. Web-based learning models certainly offer their own advantages — flexible schedules, increased accessibility, and location freedom to name a few. 

Cody Christenson on What It Takes to Run a Farm

For Kansas-based farmer Cody Christenson, the agriculture industry is a family affair. With more than a decade of experience in the industry, he currently works alongside family members on their family-owned farm. Throughout the years, he has come to know firsthand what it takes to launch and operate a successful venture in the agriculture industry.

Cody Christenson on building a stronger work ethic

If self-discipline is the fuel that enables us to push through and complete difficult or unappealing tasks, work ethic is the vehicle that mobilizes us. It is also almost universally the determining factor which sets high-performing, phenomenally successful individuals apart from the rest.

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