Blue Diamond Almond Facts July-August 2022

Garrett Hesser (Valley Springs, CA) Fall 2022 School: UC Davis Major: Ag Education Growing up on a cattle ranch in the foothills of Calaveras County I developed a love for the land and growing passion for watershed and rangeland management. After

Rachel Majarian (Visalia, CA) Fall 2022 School: Cal Poly SLO Major: Ag Communications

Once introduced to the career of Ag Law, I became very excited to fight for a cause that I believe in. Pursuing a degree in Ag Communications, with the career goal of being an Ag Lawyer

witnessing the Butte Fire devastate our county in 2015, I was determined to do more for my community and pursue an education and career that could prevent these catastrophes. I became a volunteer firefighter which has allowed me to embrace many leadership roles believing that when we empower each other in positive ways, meaningful change can happen. My experience working for the fire department along with my upbringing on a cattle ranch has influenced me to pursue a degree in Environmental and Ag Education along with a minor in Watershed and Rangeland Management. This degree will allow me to pursue a professional career dedicated to educating and protecting our precious natural and agricultural resources while also running our family’s cattle operation and serving as a volunteer firefighter. I want to live a life of service, giving back to my community while working to inspire others to care for our watersheds and forests.

will allow me to support the community that I live in, along with supporting agriculture in our state and beyond. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in Ag Communications, I will need to attend law school and pass the Bar Exam. It will be a very rigorous pathway to my goal, but I am confident that with my drive and determination I can do it. Being a lawyer will allow me to give back to an industry that has given me so much.

Brooke Miranda (Turlock, CA) Fall 2022 School: Clemson University Major: Ag Law

As a daughter of a dairy farmer, my parents have taught me the importance of agriculture and the impact it has on our world. My plan is to major in agribusiness or agri-law to learn more

about the rights delegated to farmers, such as land and water. I would advocate for CA farmers and agriculture by pursuing my career here in the CA valley. I will support the rights of farmers and continue to spread the good of our California agriculture. With all the hate towards agriculture, it motivates me to help inform people of all the good ag brings our world.

Remmington Hewitt (Pleasant Grove, CA) Fall 2022 School: University of Oregon Major: Agribusiness I have reached a point in my young life where I may be considered successful by those who know me best. I will be attending the University of Oregon to continue my educational and

Caitlyn Morgan (Red Bluff, CA) Fall 2022 School: CSU Monterey Bay Major: Plant & Soil Science Upon graduating from California State University Monterey Bay and obtaining my bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Plant and Soil Sciences (AGPS) with a minor in Biology, I plan

athletic careers. It is my goal to always be a listener in times of conversational conflict and indeed be the one to act upon my leadership background and confidently speak up. As the class valedictorian, the student body, class, and FFA presidents it’s been my pledge to explore ways to bring awareness to our campus culture while maintaining my beliefs and morals.

to attend graduate school to pursue a Master’s or PhD in Agronomy or Plant Pathology. I also intend to obtain my PCA, Certified Crop Advisor, and Organic Inspector licenses. I then plan to work as an Agronomist, overseeing crop production and soil management efforts for seed



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