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Jake Chisholm is changing the future of rural communities and agriculture as an advocate for U.S. agricultural policy, a farmer, a community contributor and a graduate student at North Dakota State University (NDSU).
2009, Jake’s diversified grain and row-crop operation has grown to encompass
720-acres of cropland producing spring wheat, soybeans, dark red kidney beans and sugarbeets for the American Crystal Sugar Company.
simultaneously pursuing his master’s degree in Agribusiness and Applied
Economics and demonstrating an ongoing passion for agriculture, strong academic
performance and superior leadership and communication competencies. He serves
as an inspiration to students and holds formal leadership roles including
acting as the Agribusiness and Applied Graduate Club President, Agribusiness
Club Secretary and Recruitment Chairman of Alpha Gamma Rho.
fourth generation farmer, I anticipate returning to my family’s farm to enhance
our operation’s productivity, efficiency and sustainability for future
generations,” Jake says. “I hope to achieve being successful in my career and
farming, but also in my family and my community.”
to his farming operation and involvement at NDSU, Jake has also successfully
interned in multiple sectors of the agriculture industry including agronomy,
policy, finance and commodity merchandising. During the summer of 2014, he
interned for the American Sugarbeet Growers Association in Washington, D.C., playing
a pivotal role in the proceedings of the antidumping and countervailing duty
cases between the U.S. and Mexican governments. As a young and beginning
sugarbeet farmer, Jake represented other sugarbeet farmers, advocating on
their behalf for the importance of the U.S. sugar program.
inspires me to do the work I do is my passion for agriculture, people and
making a difference to help each farm and farmer succeed,” he says. “I strongly
believe in our industry’s ideals, tradition and legacy, and that the future of
agriculture will be successful and prosperous through hard work and innovation.”
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