Healthy Crop of Second-Career Farmers

By Associated Engineering Press

A 1996 civil engineering graduate from the University of Alabama, Trent Boyd was working for a building and excavation contractor in Birmingham when it closed its doors two years ago. Boyd, who grew up on a Cullman County farm, decided at that point to begin farming full time instead of pursuing another job as a civil engineer.

“I guess farming is just in my blood,” says the 40-year-old Boyd.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: July 7, 2014    /    Posted in:   Alumni, In The News