Jake Carlson, 2010 Agriscience Award

Written by on September 25, 2010 in 2010, Agriscience Award, Student

Jake Carlson

Jake Carlson

Elk Grove High School
Elk Grove, California

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation and the American Farm Bureau Federation are honored to have awarded the achievements of the 2010 $5,000 Agriscience Student’s Award Columbus Scholar.

Jake Carlson has been showing livestock since he was eight, and he currently owns 35 head of Toggenburg and Saanen dairy goats. He has successfully exhibited his goats in California and across the western United States. He also exhibits meat goats at local fairs and has won Master Showmanship the last two years at the Sacramento County Fair.

He will begin serving as President of the Elk Grove FFA Chapter, as well as Sacramento Section Vice President. He will represent the State of California at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in October, with his winning Agriscience Fair project and as a member of the State winning farm business management team.

During the 2010-2011 school year, Jakes plans to run for a California State FFA office. He competed his Eagle Scout requirements this year by building and installing ten Wood Duck nesting boxes in the Deer Creek Wildlife Preserve.

After high school, Jake plans to attend Fresno State University with a major in biological sciences, and a future goal of becoming a large animal veterinarian.

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is honored to have had the assistance of the following distinguished individuals serving on the 2010 Agriscience Awards Evaluation Committee:

  • MeeCee Baker, Ph.D.
    Partner, Chief Operating Officer
    Versant Strategies
    Harrisburg, PA
  • Gary Matteson 
    The Farm Credit Council
    VP Young, Beginning, Small Farmer
    Programs and Outreach
    Washington, D.C.
  • Meghan Mueseler
    Cargill, Inc.
    Wichita, KS
  • Kevin Paap
    Minnesota Farm Bureau
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Robert W. Clark, Ph.D.
    Professional Personnel Development Center
    Workforce Education & Development Program
    Penn State University
    University Park, PA


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