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Humans of USU: Taylor Darger travels the world in dreams

staff writer

Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 00:02

Taylor Darger

Mikayla Kapp photo

Taylor Darger, junior, sports a four-month-old beard.

The Utah Statesman interviewed Taylor Darger, a junior in plant science from Herriman, Utah.


Utah Statesman: You’re watering plants.

Taylor Darger: Yeah, this is my job. I’m the student, like, whatever that is. I work for the teaching greenhouse. It’s just a work study program. This is my first year here but my fourth year in school.


US: Where were you before?

TD: Snow College.


US: What drew you to Utah State?

TD: The plant science program; it’s the best in the west.


US: What do you want to be when you grow up?

TD: I want to be a farmer. I want to do organic agriculture, vegetable production, that kind of stuff.


US: What’s the most extreme thing you’ve ever done?

TD: I was floating down a river in Mexico. It was in August so the river was really muddy and dirty and stuff and we were floating down, and it was going pretty quick. I ended up getting lodged in a tree, and I was basically going to drown. It was pretty interesting.


US: How did that experience change you?

TD: It put things into perspective, and it made me want to do more extreme things and just experience life and get out there more.


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