The Mississippi Agricultural Consultants Association has awarded its annuale scholarship to Christian Lee Good, a Mississippi State University junior in the Agricultural Economics Department.
Bill Pellum, Clarksdale, Miss., consultant, announced the $2,000 award at the organization’s annual conference at Mississippi State University.
“Christian’s work ethic and scholastic abilities — a 3.94 grade point average and praise from his attending professors — are characteristics of a leader, and we are pleased to have him as this year’s MACA scholarship recipient,” he said.
Good is majoring in agribusiness, with a minor in economics and business administration. He is a graduate of Immanuel Christian School at Macon, Miss., where he had a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
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In addition to scholastic honors and awards through his high school years, he was an outstanding athlete in baseball and football and was named the senior most likely to succeed.
He recently was a finalist for the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Ambassador Award, is present of the MSU National Agricultural Marketing Association chapter, and director of Student Association Government Relations.
He is a member of the Student Association Bulldog Interest Group, Student Association Freshman Forum, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Collegiate Cattleman’s Association, Mississippi Junior Cattleman’s Association, Agricultural Economics Club, Agricultural Economics Quiz Bowl Team, and Beta Upsilon Chi fraternity. He has made the President’s List, Dean’s List, and is No. 1 ranking junior in agribusiness.
For four years, he has worked as assistant manager for Philip Good Farms, during which time he has owned and operated a small cattle herd as a partner in Good Cattle Co. For two years he worked in the summer as supervisor and counselor for children at Lake Forrest Ranch, and one year he worked as intern with the family real estate business.
As owner of Tailgate Guys for one year, he has supervised setup and takedown of football tailgates, and for one year was a student worker in the MSU Agricultural Economics Department.
For summer 2015, he will be working as an intern with Bunge Corporation, learning the flow of grain from producer to consumer. His undergraduate research project is a study of “Consumer Demand and Willingness to Pay for Grass-Fed Beef.”
His long-term plans are to represent agriculture on the local and state levels and to educate others about opportunities in the agricultural sector in Mississippi and beyond.
“While MACA members are primarily an agricultural row crop pest management group, our responsibilities have expanded well beyond that arena,” Pellum said in presenting the scholarship. “In his career objectives, Christian exhibits something we sorely need — a voice for agriculture.”