The 2022 Washington Wheat Ambassadors, Tate Nonnemacher and Cadence Zellmer, both from Davenport, Wash., each got to take part in a flight on the Farmland Fox, a series 7 Kitfox light sport plane piloted by Tim Cobb, partner/owner of Farmland Company.
During the flight, which took place in September, taking off and landing on a rural airstrip in Lincoln County, Cobb asked the ambassadors to talk about the work they are doing as wheat ambassadors “to promote agriculture and tell the story of the American grain producer.”
Cobb and Kelly Ditto, from DittoFilm Media, regularly use flights on the plane to talk about farming and agriculture as they visit various farms in the region. Their videos are posted to YouTube and can be seen at farmlandcompany.com/farmland-fox.
The Washington Wheat Ambassador program is now accepting applications for 2023. The program is open to high school seniors whose parents are members of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers. Ambassadors will represent Washington wheat growers at various events and take part in a legislative trip to Olympia. The application deadline is Oct. 15, 2022. Two candidates will be selected to receive a $5,000 and a $4,500 scholarship from the Washington Wheat Foundation. The application can be found here.