$10,000 winner

School: Morrisville State College

Year: Rising Freshman

Major: Agricultural Business

“Growing up on a small, organic dairy farm has significantly impacted my life…But even though our farm won an award for sustainable farming practices as far as runoff management goes, I came to focus on a larger definition of sustainability…My vision of the successful future farmer is one who will educate the consumer, as well as supply them directly with their products, but also the byproducts of their cash crop (such as bull calves, heat from milk, fallow grass in buffer strips, and manure) into a value added product…I want to continue to push the limits of sustainable agriculture and set the standard for farmers to come.”