Luke King
Burkesville, Ky.
Double major in Ag Business and Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies
Junior, Class of May 2016

Did you start your college experience at Murray State or did you transfer from another school?
I started as a freshman.

Why did you choose Murray State?
The sense of community. I liked that the student and faculty members relationships were more than an 8-4 type of relationship. I could tell from the beginning that they care in and outside of the classroom.

Are you involved in any extra-curricular activities?
SGA (Student Government Association) is where I feel like my primary place is on campus and where I can benefit the most students, not just by representing the Hudson School of Ag but also the student body as a whole.

What is the most interesting thing you have learned about yourself while being a student at Murray State?
That no success is solely my success. No accomplishment has ever been achieved without the help of countless other friends, family members and other supporters.

What has been your biggest challenge in making the change from high school to university life and how have you dealt with it?
The biggest adjustment that I had to make in my college transition was with having more opportunities on campus to be involved, I had to turn down some of those in order to adequately fulfill the duties of the role or office.

What do you like about your major? Have you learned anything unique about agriculture at Murray State?
I like the opportunities for hands on or out of the classroom experiences. Whether that might be traveling to another state for a competition or being on the farm with a class or professor applying what we have learned in the classroom in that farm setting.

What are your career plans after graduation?
I hope to one day work for the Ky Farm Bureau or the Ky Department of Agriculture that way I may be able to use my knowledge and experience, gained in and out of the classroom, to benefit the agriculture community as a whole.