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Student Profile - Jade Koski

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Name: Jade Koski
Major: Animal Science
Minor: Agricultural Communication
Year: Junior
Hometown: Wing, ND
Graduation Date: May 2023

Why did you choose NDSU?

After spending two years at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, I chose NDSU because I wanted to return to my agriculture roots. I had a change of heart and knew NDSU was the best college to help prepare me for a future in the agriculture industry.

Why did you select the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources?

I chose CAFNSR because I am very passionate about the agriculture industry. I want to continue to be heavily involved in the industry and I feel this college offers the best experience and education to prepare me.

Scholarships you have received and why scholarships are important to you.

I have received many scholarships from the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, the State of North Dakota, and many local and independent businesses. Scholarships are very important as they allow me to focus on my studies and not have as many financial burdens. I am extremely grateful for all the scholarships I have received as I know there are other people that believe in me and my passions.

Clubs/organizations you’re involved in and why involvement in activities is beneficial.

I am involved in Saddle and Sirloin Club, Collegiate Farm Bureau, Agribusiness Club and Ag Ambassadors. My involvement in these organizations has allowed me to make connections not only with other students but others in the agriculture industry.

List any internships and a brief description of what you did.

I am currently Special Projects Intern for the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. I am tasked with planning many events for the organization including the North Dakota Junior Beef Expo, Tomorrow’s Top Hands Beef Leadership Summit, All Breeds Cattle Tour, among other projects.

What is your greatest memory at NDSU?

I have so many great memories at NDSU, but one of the greatest would be the 96th Little International, where I served as the Assistant Manager. 

What are your future plans?

My future plans are to return to the family ranch and continue working to advocate for the agriculture industry.