Maria Buus is an Ag Economics graduate of South Dakota State University.  During her years at SDSU, she joined a 2 week, faculty-led trip to Argentina and China to learn and experience agriculture there.  Her family has a cow/calf operation, as well as farming corn, soybeans, and hay.  Her past experiences in FFA include SD State Officer, National Ag Education Proficiency Finalist, National Nominating Committee, American Degree.  She is a member of the Young Producers’ Council in the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association.  Maria is currently employed at Cargill as a Production Supervisor Trainee in their Grain Operations. She will train for approximately 18 months under the manager in the Parker, SD elevator after which she will be a manager in another location.