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2015 Winners

Juniors and seniors chosen based on their winning essays, "Agriculture as a Career."

Alexis Allen, Tennessee State University

Nicole Bayne, Oklahoma State University

Taylor Benedict, University of Arizona – Yuma

Darryl Blakely, Pennsylvania State University

Rycal Blount, North Carolina A&T State University

Rodrigo Bonilla, Washington State University

Arie Bourne, University of Maryland College Park

Nathan Carson, University of Florida

George Collier, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Jamie Duggan-Lara, San Diego State University-Imperial Valley

Conlee Fry, Prairie View A&M University

Morgan Fortune, Tuskegee University

Onelisa Garza, Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Petros Maskal, California State University – Stanislaus

Kaylin McNary, Prairie View A&M University

Jamal Palmer, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Fatma Rekik, Cornell University

Martin Sanchez, Oregon State University

Gianfranco Santaliz-Rogers; University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Malcolm Smith, Iowa State University

Graduate students chosen based on winning essays on "The Greatest Challenge Facing Agriculture Over the Next 5 Years."

Parker Byington, Washington State University

Latisha Judd, University of Maryland College Park

Heather King, Humboldt State University

Alison Leathers, Tennessee State University

Emily Loehmer, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

Holly Mayton; University of California, Riverside

Joshua Moore, University of Arizona

Wallace Seda-Calderon, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Cassandra Skenandore; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Melissa Woolpert, University of Vermont

Examples of Winning Essays

Juniors and Seniors

Rycal Blount, North Carolina A&T State University

Rodrigo Bonilla, Washington State University

Ariel Bourne, University of Maryland College Park

Graduate Students

Latisha Judd, University of Maryland College Park

Emily Loehmer, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

Melissa Woolpert, University of Vermont