Thankful for Ag Youth's Active Participation
Thankful for Ag Youth’s Active Participation
I’m KayDee Gilkey with the Northwest Farm and Ranch Report.?
As most of us spend today with family and friends, counting our many blessings; one thing I’m thankful for and encouraged by is the high-caliber youth active in agriculture today. I met two such students at last week’s Tri-State Grain Growers Convention. The Washington Association of Wheat Growers selected two high school seniors to represent Washington’s wheat growers in the first annual Washington Wheat Ambassador program.
Today we are visiting with J.D. Rosman, a high school senior from Creston. After giving his presentation at the WAWG’s annual awards banquet, he was selected as the winner of a $2,500 scholarship as well.
Rosman grew up on a multi-generational wheat and cattle ranch in the Wilbur-Creston area. He is his senior class president and also serves as an ASB officer. He is very active in the Washington Jr. Angus Association, FFA and its livestock judging program.
Rosman shares his message to consumers.
Rosman:”My message to consumers is to always support wheat growers and agriculture in general. We’ve got to back each other. Farmers put our food on the table. Without agriculture, we are nowhere. So, as a society we must rally behind agriculture and farmers to benefit everyone as a whole.”
He plans to study agriculture at Oklahoma State University next fall. On Monday, we will visit with the second Wheat Ambassador.