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Advanced Search Welcomes Ten Collegiate Ambassadors to the Team for the 2012/2013 School Year
October 02, 2012 is excited to welcome our 2012/2013 Collegiate Ambassadors. The Ambassador Program rotates across several colleges and universities with strong agriculture-related programs, throughout North America. This year marks the 9th year of the program for and the first year two year degree programs have been included.   These students act as a liaison between,’s partnership clients, and the student body at their individual institution. Throughout the 2012 and 2013 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 our new Ambassador Team.
Jasmine Scott is a sophomore at North Carolina A&T State University studying Agricultural Education with a concentration in Agricultural Business. She is actively involved in the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences through MANRRS (Minorities in Natural Resources and Related Sciences), CFFA (Collegiate Future Farmers of America), where she serves as secretary, and the SAES Advocates, serving as Treasurer. In addition to being part of the 2012/2013 Campus Ambassador team, Jasmine also works as a research assistant for A&T’s Agricultural Research Station in an effort to educate elementary/middle school students and their parents about the importance of healthy eating habits and living an active lifestyle. Jasmine is a recipient of a Plant Biotechnology Fellowship to study plant tissue culture and micro-propagation techniques. This past summer, she worked as a financial analyst intern for the United States Forest Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Additionally, she is an active member of Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society and the Honors Program.
Suzanne Black is currently a senior at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) majoring in Diversified Agriculture. On campus, she serves as current Agriculture Engineering Technologies Club President. Through the AET Club she encourages club members to stay involved and engaged in the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources by organizing on campus truck and tractor pulls each semester, sponsoring Southern Pullers Association Truck and Tractor Pulls, and volunteering as well as networking with industry leaders at the Agricultural Exposition each year in Moultrie, Georgia. Suzanne is also former ABAC Cattlemen’s Vice President and Reporter and has served on Georgia Beef Board’s ABAC Beef Team for the past three years. As a member of the ABAC Cattlemen’s and Beef Team, she joins with other members to educate consumers about origins of their beef, and also volunteers her time for community service projects. Suzanne prides herself in being a student worker in ABAC’s School of Agriculture and Natural Resources and enjoys her time spent on the ABAC Farm and in the Ag. Office. Upon graduation she is considering working towards her Master’s Degree in Agricultural Leadership at the UGA Tifton Campus.
Elliott Armstrong is a second year university student at the University of Guelph. He is pursuing an Agriculture Science degree, majoring in animal science. Elliott comes from a commercial beef farm and is active in his county’s 4-H club. He has been elected Vice-President of the club three times and was the Outstanding Beef Member of 2011. While attending university last year, Elliott noticed that there was not a club for students interested in the beef industry. During second semester Elliott founded the OAC Beef Science Club to fill this void. Elliott enjoys discussing agriculture with his peers and the public. Upon graduation Elliott hopes to work in the livestock industry while running a small beef farm.
Nicole Van Doornik is a senior at the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus, majoring in Agriculture with a focus on crop production. Nicole grew up on a swine and cash crop farm. She has also worked on a greenhouse
farm helping with the management and harvest of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Additionally she has worked as a research assistant testing different chemicals on crops and monitoring weeds. This past summer Nicole was employed by Cargill as a crop scout, mainly working with soybeans, edible beans, corn and wheat. Nicole has also been active within her community by helping with Red Cross events such as coats for kids and mock disasters. Following graduation in April 2013 Nicole hopes to pursue a career in the Agricultural Industry. 
Miranda Martin is currently a senior at Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette Indiana, pursuing a degree in Ag Business and plans on graduating May of 2013. As a 10-year 4-H member, she took on multiple projects each year, which sparked her interest in Agriculture at an early age. During her tenure in 4-H, she showed dairy and beef cattle, horses, and swine. In high school Miranda was a very active FFA member, serving on multiple judging teams, member of the officer team for 2 years, and helped in the community every chance she had. During her freshmen and sophomore years at Vincennes University she was active in the Ag Business Technology club (ABT). While being a part of ABT, she learned about teaching other kids about agriculture and what it has to offer. Miranda is currently working her way through school and is very excited to be an Ag Ambassador for After graduating, she plans on finding a career in the Agriculture industry that will enable her to travel throughout the nation in a sales or marketing role. 
Heather Merritt is a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville majoring in Agricultural Communications with a minor in Agricultural Leadership. She grew up on a peanut and cotton farm in the middle of South Georgia, where she was very involved with not only the farm, but both 4-H and FFA. She attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, where she received her Associates degree in Ag Economics. On campus, at UT – Knoxville, Heather is involved with Block and Bridle, the Ag Economic Club, and a member of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA). She plans to enter the Agriculture industry after graduation, within the area of farm chemicals or an implement company. 
Ellie Weiss is a senior at Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Studies with minors in both Animal Science and Advertising. Ellie is actively involved in the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) at Iowa State having served as the past Vice President, as well as the club’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Representative. She also keeps busy with her involvement in the NAMA Marketing Team, helping create comprehensive marketing plans for innovative ag products. Ellie has a wealth of knowledge with having completed four internships within her past three years at ISU. She has interned as a marketing and a business development intern at a non-profit organization, Champions of Autism and ADHD, the Clean Slate Program through the Agricultural Entrepreneurial Initiative at Iowa State, an ag chemical distribution company, United Suppliers, Inc., and a risk management program called Annie’s Project. Ellie will be graduating in May of 2013 and hopes to pursue a marketing roll within the agricultural industry.
Sarah Jean Walter is a senior at Montana State University majoring in Agribusiness Management. Though originally from Oregon, she moved to Montana to pursue her passion in agriculture. She recently became an active member of the Alpha Zeta honorary society, with plans to expand her involvement in the community and agriculture. With a strong interest in grain markets, she became part of a team analyzing daily grain data and basis change. Upon graduation, Sarah plans on pursuing a career in agricultural economics. 

Kevin Moe is a junior at Washington State University, seeking a degree in Ag Food Systems and Ag Technologies and Production Management.  He serves as the Young Farmers & Ranchers (YNFR) chair for King/Pierce County, and is actively involved with YNFR on campus. Kevin is a member of the Agriculture and Technologies Club and serves as Treasurer for the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences Senate.  Kevin has had previous experience in a variety of agricultural practices including vegetable and specialty crop production and large scale wheat production in the Palouse region of Washington.  He most recently interned this past summer with the Wilbur-Ellis Company. 

Millie Lemieux is a graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, currently pursuing a master's degree in animal science, focusing on sow behavior and welfare. She grew up in the Ottawa valley, and obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph, graduating with a B.Sc. in Agriculture. After her undergraduate work, Millie was employed in the crop protection industry with DuPont Canada, supporting farmers across the country with agronomic advice on weeds and pest management. She has enjoyed different opportunities in the agricultural sector when working with livestock on dairy farms, as a research technician with sheep and presently conducting research with swine. Millie also enjoys being an active member of the campus and Saskatoon community, as a volunteer with the student newspaper, and as an instructor with Let's Talk Science, a youth outreach program. Upon graduation, Millie hopes to pursue a career in the agricultural sector with direct ties to animal health and welfare.      

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