My name is Philip Krahn, Br. 1610, and I grew up on a three-generation farm in northeast Wisconsin near the quiet city of Brillion. There my family ran a small, holstein dairy operation until 2005, when my father decided to sell the herd and rent out the land for cropping. Since 2012, I have been seasonally employed as a turf management crew member at North Shore Golf Course located in Menasha, WI and also work part-time at both my family’s and neighbor’s farms. I graduated from Manitowoc Lutheran High School and entered UW-Madison initially undecided for a major. After my freshmen year I entered the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and I declared Landscape Architecture as my major. However, I am still exploring the possibility of changing my studies to Soil Science or Forestry. I have always loved the outdoors, and I desire to incorporate that passion into a career dealing with the proper management and conservation of our nation’s lands and natural resources. Some of my favorite hobbies include: hunting, skiing, running, and photography. On campus I am involved with Badger Photography Club, Wisconsin Gun Club, American Society of Landscape Architects, Badger Turf Club, and compete on the UW Cycling Team.