Washington Wheat Ambassador Program

Seeking Wheat Ambassador Candidates for 2023-24

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) is now accepting applications for the Wheat Ambassador Program. The program offers leadership and advocacy opportunities within the wheat industry and is open to current WAWG members’ children who are entering their senior year of high school. Any assistance in encouraging eligible students to apply would be greatly appreciated. Program information can be found here. The application deadline is Oct. 16, 2023. Two candidates will be selected to receive a $5,000 and a $4,500 scholarship from the Washington Wheat Foundation.

 

Here is what our 2022-23 Wheat Ambassadors have to say about what they gained from participating in the program.

Shaley Tiegs of Fairfield

“By serving as a Wheat Ambassador, I’ve gained connections, friendships and a unique perspective into what WAWG is all about. These experiences have been unforgettable and I’m forever grateful for this amazing opportunity,” shared Tiegs. She will be attending the University of Idaho this fall.

Angelina Widman of Rosalia

 Widman shared, “Being able to put a face to a name when it came to meeting with our legislators made my trip to Olympia very memorable. I saw firsthand how state legislation impacts groups like WAWG and the farmers it represents. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to be one of those speaking on several of the priority issues.” Widman will be attending University of Idaho in the fall.

 

 

Leave a Reply