Meet our 2021/22 Washington Wheat Ambassadors
Two new high school seniors have been selected to represent Washington wheat farmers as ambassadors for the upcoming year: Tate Nonnemacher and Cadence Zellmer of Davenport.
Nonnemacher and Zellmer were selected after a written application process that included submitting a short introductory video. The ambassadors will represent Washington wheat farmers at various civic and community events and will also participate in an advocacy trip to Olympia with Washington Association of Wheat Growers’ (WAWG) leaders. In addition, the ambassadors will each receive a scholarship from the Washington Wheat Foundation.
Tate Nonnemacher of Davenport
Nonnemacher is the son of Trea and Casey Nonnemacher. A student of Davenport High School, Tate has maintained a strong grade point average, while taking a rigorous course load. The Nonnemacher Family operates a multi-generation wheat farm in Lincoln County, where Tate has been very active. In addition to farm activities, Tate is active in FFA, FBLA, National Honor Society and football. He also has a passion for his breeding and market hog projects, outdoor activities and numerous community service opportunities. Tate plans to study agronomy at a four-year university and maintain the rural lifestyle and pursue a lifelong career in agriculture.
Cadence Zellmer of Davenport
Zellmer is the daughter of Kyle and Kristin Zellmer and their multi-generation family farm is located in Lincoln County. Cadence is active in the farm operation and has a passion for agriculture. She has maintained a strong grade point average at Davenport High School, where she excels in and out of the classroom. Cadence is captain of the soccer and softball teams and demonstrates dedication to her community through acts of service. Her leadership roles include serving as an officer in FFA and FBLA and is a member of the National Honor Society. Cadence plans to become a registered nurse with a focus on rural healthcare.