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Advanced Search Welcomes Ten Collegiate Ambassadors to the Team for the 2011/2012 School Year
September 08, 2011 is excited to welcome our 2011/2012 Collegiate Ambassadors. The Ambassador Program rotates across several universities with strong agriculture-related colleges, throughout North America. This year marks the 8th year of the program for These students act as a liaison between,’s partnership clients, and their student body. Throughout the 2011 and 2012 school year, ambassadors will educate their peers about the numerous career and internship opportunities posted on by partnership clients, as well as important skills needed to achieve their ideal career in the agriculture industry.   Please join in welcoming the new Ambassador Team.
Danielle Sanok is currently a junior and Agriculture Education major and Communications minor at Cornell University, located in Ithaca, NY. On campus Danielle is enthusiastically involved in the Alpha Zeta Fraternity where she serves as Chronicler, The Cornell Colligate FFA where she serves as President, the Cornell Catholic Community and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). Danielle served as the New York State FFA Reporter in 2009-2010, during her freshman year at Cornell University. During her year of service Danielle had the opportunity to speak to the members of the New York State FFA, give numerous workshops, and most importantly encourage the youth to become leaders in their community. In 2010, Danielle was named Cornell University’s Outstanding New Volunteer Award after her year of service with the New York State FFA as well as numerous community service trips she has attended through various collegiate organizations. Her service trips have led her across the country ranging from Appalachia, Kentucky to Orlando, Florida. Danielle has interned for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection as a water quality intern and in the summer of 2011 she managed the floral department for the grounds of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts located at the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. In addition to serving as a 2011/2012 Ambassador she is also interning with the New York FFA as State Convention intern and in their public relations department. Danielle hopes that through her constant involvement with organizations such as Alpha Zeta, the National FFA Organization and HOBY, her career path will lead her to not only teach the youth, but to also empower the youth to become leaders in their community. 
Paige Nicholson is a junior at Mississippi State University majoring in Agricultural Information Science with a minor in Animal and Dairy Science. She grew up on a dairy and row crop farm in Lawrence, Mississippi. Throughout her years of eligibility, Paige was an avid 4-Her. She also served as Miss Rodeo Mississippi Teen 2009. Her family now owns a commercial cow-calf operation in Mississippi. Paige is actively involved in the Rodeo Club and Dairy Club and a member of the horse judging team at MSU. She works for MSU Extension Service during the school year and recently completed a summer internship with the Mississippi Beef Council. While representing the Mississippi Beef Council, Paige served as an advocate for agriculture and beef cattle production, and educated consumers about beef as a safe, wholesome food choice. She also writes extensively for Cattle Business in Mississippi magazine. Paige hopes to secure a career in agricultural public relations or journalism upon graduation. 
Elizabeth Shade is a senior at The Ohio State University majoring in Food Business Management has minors in both Agribusiness and Applied Economics and Animal Sciences. Elizabeth keeps busy within the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences serving as 2nd Vice President for the Sigma Alpha-Alpha Chapter sorority, Secretary for Saddle and Sirloin Club, Community Service Chair for the Food Science Club, active member in Scarlet and Gray Ag Day, CFAES Steering Committee and Towers Agricultural Honorary. Elizabeth has spent the past 3 years interning with Bunge North America, Dole Fresh Vegetables and Becks Hybrids developing vital skills and knowledge in the Agricultural Industry. Elizabeth will be graduating in June 2012 and hopes to pursue a career in the Agricultural Industry.
Lydia Manson is a sophomore at the University of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in Agribusiness Management. She grew up on a diversified farm in north central Missouri, which raised row crops, cattle, pecans and produce. Lydia was very involved in 4-H and FFA in high school, and maintained her own business for 3 years, raising and selling approximately 4,000 fall garden mums. On campus Lydia has become involved in Agricultural Economics Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau, and National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), where she serves as the Competition Chair.  She is also the Community Service Chair of CAFNR Steering Committee, which plans CAFNR Week.  This past summer, Lydia interned with Crop Production Services in southwestern Kansas.  She hopes to take advantage of other internships in future summers to explore other career options in the agricultural industry and study abroad in England for a semester.  After graduation, Lydia hopes to pursue a career in public relations or sales within the agricultural industry and reside in rural Missouri.
Morgan Casey is a senior from, Coalgate, Oklahoma at Oklahoma State University. She is majoring in Agriculture Leadership with and Agriculture Economics Minor. While at Oklahoma State, she is involved in Leadership League and Student Success Leaders of the College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources serving as a Career Liaison. Morgan is also, involved as a leader and developer in a club called Eat Grow Lead 4-H club. The club serves children that live in on campus housing at OSU. Additionally, she is involved as a Student Academic Mentor. She has also completed the first two tracts of the AFA Leaders Conference with plans of completing the final tract this fall. This past summer Morgan studied abroad in Argentina learning about the agriculture, economic status of the country, and about trade and development. She also, interned with Farm Credit of East Central Oklahoma. Morgan plans to obtain a Masters in Agriculture and work in the agriculture finance field after graduation.
Hillary Hibbard is a junior at the University of Arizona pursuing a degree in Animal Science Industry with a minor in Dairy Science. Hillary will graduate in December 2012 and hopes to pursue a career within the agriculture industry. At the University of Arizona, she is currently serving as the cattle manager of the Arizona Collegiate Cattle Growers Association as well as a member of Tau Sigma National Honor Society. Hillary has been passionately involved in the agriculture field all her life since she grew up on her family dairy and was actively involved in 4-H and FFA. She has established her own business raising, showing, and selling show cattle and market goats to local 4-H and FFA members. This past summer Hillary traveled to New Mexico to participate in a dairy science course, Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium. 
Rachael Ashley is currently a sophomore at the University of Idaho and is double-majoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Agribusiness. Rachael served as the Idaho FFA Association State Secretary in 2010-2011, and has continued to serve in active leadership roles while at the University of Idaho. She is a current Ambassador for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, is a Peer Mentor for incoming CALS students, Secretary of the Agribusiness club, and is serving as a co-chair for the Clearwater Corn Maze- and annual event that raises funds for CALS student clubs and provides Ag education to community members in the Palouse area. During the summer of 2011 she worked as a Farm and Marketing Intern for Global Gardens: a Refugee farmer collective where farmers learn production skills to grow a variety of produce and market it to local restaurants and farmers’ markets. Rachael plans to study abroad in New Zealand during her junior year to learn about international agriculture, specifically the sheep industry, and aspires to one day own her own Veterinary clinic and practice traditional and holistic medicine.
Christina Lorenz is a senior at Oregon State University majoring in Agriculture Sciences with an Agricultural Education option and an Animal Science minor. On campus she is currently serving as the Director of Public Relations for the Agricultural Executive Council and is an active member of the Collegiate FFA Chapter. She is a leader in her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma and served as the New Member Educator. Christina was a 2010-2011 Ambassador for Forestry, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and was the 2010-2011 Student Blogger for the College of Agricultural Sciences. Additionally, Christina has been a member of the Oregon State University’s Dairy Judging Team; she was the 2009-2010 Washington County Dairy Princess and prior to this was the 2008-2009 Washington County Fair Ambassador. Last summer, Christina was able to explore European agriculture by studying abroad through Germany, France, Belgium and The Netherlands. She is currently working as a START leader helping orient new students with the University. Christina will graduate in June 2012 and plans to pursue a Masters Degree to eventually obtain a career in agricultural awareness and public relations.  

Emma Eisses is a third year student studying International Food Business at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. She returned home to Nova Scotia in July after spending the 2010/11 school year studying in the Netherlands where she broadened her learning environment and experienced other cultures first hand. Emma grew up on a family run dairy farm and gained an appreciation and interest for agriculture at a very young age. She is a member of 4-H and was the president of her club for six years. One of her favourite parts of 4-H is the public speaking competition; Emma is looking forward to using her public speaking ability in the Ambassador role. Being a part of her community is important to Emma. She is currently a counselor at her church for the GEMS club where she leads young girls twice a month in lessons, discussions, and crafts. Emma was an orientation leader for the new students coming to the NSAC this fall. She is serving on the Student Judicial Committee this year, and she represents the school while playing on the varsity rugby team. Emma’s career intentions are to work with NGOs in developing countries with food security and educating the communities on suitable agriculture for their environment.

Alastair McFadden is a 4th year agronomy major at the University of Manitoba minoring in soil science. Alastair
comes from a mixed grain/poultry farm and has worked in the seed industry the past two years. He is an active member of the student body, having served as an executive member for the Faculty of Agriculture Students' Organization (FASO), the Ag Business Students Association (ABSA), as well as recruiting part time for the U of M agriculture faculty. Upon completion of his degree, Alastair hopes to pursue opportunities in the agriculture industry before eventually settling back to the family farm near Rivers, MB.



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