The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced the results of its second College Aggies Online (CAO) scholarship competition. The nationwide program was developed in partnership with the American National CattleWomen, Inc. to help college students utilize social media tools to share agriculture’s story.
Participants earned points by posting blogs, photos and videos related to agriculture and by participating in “Aggie Homework” agriculture advocacy challenges via Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail.
The individual high score went to Jessie McClellan, of the Casper College Ag Club in Wyoming. She will receive a $250 scholarship. Jacob Nyguis of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Georgia, came in second, with and will be awarded $100.
Members of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College’s Cattlemen’s Club formed the top-scoring club, and will receive a $750 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the Alliance’s Stakeholders Summit in April. Casper College’s Ag Club came in second and will receive $300.
Other high-scoring schools included Pennsylvania State University, Western Kentucky University, and the University of Missouri.