2016-2017 Ag Ambassadors
Hello! I am currently a junior here at Montana State studying Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems, livestock production option. Originally from a small town in Northern California, I grew up showing market hogs and dairy goats through 4-H and competing in high school rodeo. My love for agriculture has stemmed from years of participation in these activities and is the ultimate reason I am pursuing a career in agriculture. I plan to use my degree to work with a large-scale corporation to find new ways to make today’s agriculture industry more sustainable for a better tomorrow. I’m excited to serve as an Ambassador to positively represent not only the College of Ag, but also Montana State as a whole.
Hey Bobcats! Growing up on a small 4th generation farm just outside of Missoula I learned the importance of humility, stewardship, and a strong electric fence. As I start my junior year in Agriculture Education I can't help but be humbled by the support MSU provides every student. As a Bobcat, an Ambassador, and a future teacher I look forward to learning about cultivating America's best commodity: its young leaders.
Hey there! My name is Madi and I'm a senior studying Microbiology and Genetics. I'm originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado but decided to move up to Bozeman to live in beautiful Big Sky Country. I usually spend my free time doing anything and everything outside. Because I grew up as a city kid, I only had a garden in my backyard, but that happened to be the start for my agriculture interest. This is my first year as an ambassador and I'm thrilled to see what this year brings.
Hello! I'm a sophomore in Natural Resources and Rangeland Ecology. I am from Eureka, MT, a small town, just a stone's throw away from the Canadian border. I grew up raising animals and was involved in the 4-H program. Being active in 4-H lead me to a career path in agriculture. I am very excited to be at MSU and I cannot wait to promote all the boundless opportunities the College of Agriculture offers.
Hey all you Bobcats! I grew up in Miles City raising show hogs and calves for my 4-H and FFA projects. From these projects and my love of these two organizations, I was fortunate to serve as State 4-H President and State FFA 1st Vice President. In my sophomore year studying Agricultural Business and minoring in Economics at Montana State I am involved in Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers, Collegiate FFA, Collegiate Stockgrowers, and work at the Montana FFA Foundation. I look forward to meeting all of you during my first year as an ambassador.
Hello! My name is Taylor Brown, a senior majoring in Agricultural Education–Broadfield Teaching from Richey, MT. Upon graduation, I hope to serve as an agriculture teacher in rural Montana. In my spare time, I enjoy curling up with a good book, baking all sorts of goodies, and hunting/fishing in the great Montana outdoors. I'm looking forward to another great year with the Ambassador team; feel free to contact any of us with all the questions you have. Go Cats!
Hello! My name is Taylor, I am a senior in Agricultural Business-Agribusiness Management Option. I grew up on a farm and ranch outside of Rapelje, MT where my family raises wheat, malt barely, green edible peas, safflower, alfalfa and beef cattle. Through working with my family on the farm and participating in 4-H, I developed a passion for agriculture and the importance that it plays in everyone’s life. After graduation, I would like to move back to the farm with my family and pursue my dream job. I spend my free time going home to help my family on the farm and hunting. I am a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Collegiate Stockgrowers, and Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers.
Howdy, Bobcats! I am a senior majoring in Agriculture Education. I grew up in production agriculture and I proudly represent the 5th generation on our family farm and ranch and the 3rd generation to attend the College of Agriculture at MSU. Growing up, I participated in 4-H and FFA, eventually serving as the State FFA Secretary in 2011. I am a proud Bobcat and my involvement on campus includes Septemviri, MSU chorale, serving as a Student Ambassador for the MSU Alumni Foundation, being a member of many CoA clubs, and I am currently serving as your 2015 MSU Homecoming Queen. MSU is a wonderful institution and I want to share the variety and value that the MSU CoA has to offer!
Hey, there! I came to MSU from Olathe, Colorado where my family has owned and operated an outfitting business for nearly fifty years. I have selected Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy Systems as my major, with the Agroecoloy option. I hope to use my degree to aid farmers and ranchers in holistic management of their land for economic, environmental and social gain. There are so many paths once can take within the MSU College of Agriculture and in the Sustainable Foods and Bioenergy Systems curriculum. I would love to share my experience with you or answer any questions you may have!
Hello, everyone! I am a junior in the College and am currently studying both Agriculture Education (Relations Option) and Animal Science. I am from Wibaux, Montana, a very small town on the Eastern side of the state. I grew up on a farm and ranch and participated in 4-H and FFA throughout childhood. Through these activities, and the influence of my family, I became passionate about agriculture. I'm very excited to be on the Ambassador team this year and I can't wait to see what the year will bring!
Hello! I am a sophomore in the Animal Science program here at Montana State. I am from Coal Creek Canyon, Colorado where I grew up on a large horse lesson, training, and boarding facility. I first came to Bozeman two years ago and fell in love with Montana and have loved every minute of it. After graduation, I hope to stay working in the horse industry and in Montana. This is my first year as an Ambassador for the College of Agriculture and I look forward to the upcoming year!
Hi! I am a junior studying Plant Science with an emphasis in Crops. I was born and raised in Laurel, MT until high school when I moved to Helena, MT. I was introduced to agriculture by my grandparents who have family around the state farming and ranching, which is where I found my passion for agriculture. I worked for CHS for the past two summers and also picked up some experience on the weekends working for Fehringer Agricultural Consulting. Montana State has given me a lot of opportunities, am ecstatic to show prospective students the CoA and give back to MSU as a whole.
Hi! I am a senior studying Natural Resources and Rangeland Ecology. I'm originally from Kentlake, Washington. Upon graduation, I hope to work in rehabilitating degraded land and bringing it to a productive and vibrant state. This is my first year as an Ambassador and I am very excited to be a part of the team. I am very passionate about natural resource management and the College. I look forward to your questions!
Hello! I am a senior studying Animal Science (Livestock Management and Industry concentration) and am from Pollock Pines, CA. I was brought up in agriculture in Sparta, MO on our families operation and there is where my love for agriculture started. I am involved in Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers, Collegiate Cattle Women, Collegiate Stock Growers and Chi Omega Sorority. After graduation I plan on going to Australia for a cattle reproduction internship and then traveling doing reproductive studies in Italy, Greece and Portugal. I am very excited to be part of the Ambassador team and this year to come.
Hello! I am a junior in the Agricultural Business program. I grew up on a ranch outside of White Sulphur Springs, Montana. I have been directly involved with agriculture throughout my entire life. After graduation, I plan to work in the field of agriculture business and eventually I hope to move home, to take over the family ranch. I enjoy hunting, snowmobiling, and anything outdoors. I am a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Collegiate Stockgrowers, and Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers, and serve as MSU Collegiate Stockgrowers Vice President.
Hey, y'all! I grew up on a feeder cattle and poultry farm in Cassville, Georgia. Although growing up in the south had its perks, moving to Montana was easily the best decision I have ever made in my life. After graduation, I plan on working in the agribusiness sector before I eventually make my way back to the family operation. I am currently a junior studying Agricultural Business. This is my first year as an Ambassador and I am honored to represent the College of Agriculture and Montana State University.
Hello, everyone! I am a sophomore student current studying Biotechnology. I am from Lewistown, Montana, Which, If you don't know, is the geographic center of the state. I grew up on a cattle ranch and was very involved in FFA and 4-H. Growing up in that environment, as well as working on an experiment station, has given me a broad perspective of agriculture. My interest in both agriculture and science has lead me to my unique major. I am also excited to be involved with a research project here on campus. This is my first year as an Ambassador, but I am excited to answer any questions you may have!
Howdy! I am a sophomore majoring in Agricultural Business. I grew up on an irrigated farm in Hysham, Montana and was an active member of 4-H and FFA. Following graduation, I plan to work in agricultural technology for a few years before returning to the family farm. On campus, I am involved in Collegiate FFA, Alpha Zeta, and Collegiate Young Farmers & Ranchers. I am excited to be a part of the Ambassador team and am looking forward to a great year!
My name is Leah Lowe and I am currently a junior at Montana State University. I am originally from Oregon, but decided to pack up and pursue my dreams here in Big Sky Country. My plan is to receive a degree in Agriculture Relations with a minor in Animal Science. After that I hope to pursue a career with an Extension service somewhere in Montana. This year is my first year as an ambassador and I am excited to represent the College of Agriculture.
Hi, all! My name is Allie Nelson, I am currently a junior here at Montana State studying Agriculture Relations with the Leadership Track. Upon graduation, I plan to obtain my master's degree in Agricultural Communications at Oklahoma State University. I hope to work for a nonprofit organization after obtaining my master's and work in the Ag Communications sector. I am involved in many CoA clubs and I work for the Montana FFA Foundation. I am excited to serve as the recruitment chair for the Ag Ambassadors this year and would love to help you out in any way possible, please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
Hello! I am a sophomore in Animal Science – Livestock Management and Industry. I grew up in Dillon, Montana and I have always had a deep appreciation for agriculture. My family has a cattle ranch outside of White Sulphur Springs, Montana. Growing up, I was active in many clubs and I am currently a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Collegiate Stockgrowers, and Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers here on campus. After graduation, I plan to be directly involved in the Montana agriculture industry and eventually run our family ranch.
Hi! I am junior in Agriculture Business and Agriculture Education (Relations Option). I am originally from Great Falls, MT and enjoy hiking, photography, and being outside. I am widely involved across campus in Sustained Dialogue, Toastmasters, and the MSU Leadership Institute. Upon graduation, I hope to attend graduate school for agriculture economics. My favorite aspect of the College of Agriculture is the extremely supportive environment that has encouraged me to pursue my passion. I look forward to serving as a CoA Ambassador and I am excited for all this year has in store!
Hey there! I’m currently a sophomore studying Agricultural Education (Relations option). Growing up farming and ranching in Forsyth/Laurel, MT, right away I knew I had a deep passion for agriculture. I was very active in FFA, and through that network I was led towards the MSU College of Agriculture. I love the small town atmosphere and supportive environment within the college. I recently completed a marketing internship with the Montana Department of Agriculture and I love talking to the public about agriculture. This year I am active in the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
Hello, there! I am currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Horticulture Science. I grew up in Corvallis, Oregon, and encountered agriculture there in a variety of ways. 4-H had a significant impact on me as I was learning and growing. This led me to chose a major within the comforts of the agriculture family. I was drawn towards horticulture because I've always found green spaces therapeutic and I have always had a strong connection to nature. When I am not in school or working, I tend my orchid collection, knit, crochet, or experiment in the kitchen. This is my second year as a CoA Ambassador, and I am so excited to continue making connections in this community!
Hello, my name is Randy and I'm excited to be serving as an ambassador for the College of Agriculture! I grew up in Dillon, MT and was raised by an ag teacher and have chosen to follow his path as I pursue a degree in Agricultural Education. I can't wait to get into the classroom, but in the meantime... GO BOBCATS!
Hello! I am from Livingston, Montana and grew up with a passion for agriculture. I was active in FFA, eventually serving as the Montana FFA State Treasurer. I am currently studying Agriculture Business and I hope to work in the agribusiness sector or perhaps, one day, attend law school. I am currently active in the Range Club, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers. This is my first year as an Ambassador and I am very excited to serve in this role.