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USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowship

 

The prestigious Wallace-Carver Fellowship offers exceptional college students the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymakers through paid fellowships at leading USDA research centers and offices across the United States.

The fellows also participate in a high-level week-long Wallace-Carver Leadership Symposium at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington DC, hosted by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

Fulfilling the shared vision of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack and World Food Prize founder Dr. Norman Borlaug of inspiring the next generation of American scientific and humanitarian leaders, the United States Department of Agriculture and the World Food Prize Foundation partnered to create the Wallace-Carver Fellowship.

Named for Henry A. Wallace and George Washington Carver, two of the great American leaders in agricultural science and policy who made significant strides toward ending hunger in the 20th Century, the Wallace-Carver Fellowship seeks to educate, inspire and train the next generation of agricultural leaders, who will lead us in the 21st century.


In the Summer of 2017, twenty-nine fellows are stationed at USDA research centers and field offices across the country to analyze agricultural and economic policy; assist in the management of food, nutrition and rural development programs; and take part in groundbreaking field and laboratory-based research.

“The Wallace-Carver Fellowship exposes the best young minds in agriculture to the wide variety of opportunities available to them through civil service. Their experiences as Fellows will prepare these exceptional young leaders to carry out the vital research and innovation we will need to address the challenge of feeding a growing global population.”

                  - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack

For more information, contact The World Food Prize National Education Program Directors, Keegan Kautzky: kkautzky@worldfoodprize.org , 515-343-7162 and Libby Crimmings: lcrimmings@worldfoodprize.org, 515-245-3706.

 

2018 Wallace- Carver Fellows

Macy Alexander

Parker Bartz

Alexandria Brown

University of Arkansas

Vassar College Tuskegee University

Placement: Auburn, AL

Agricultural Research Service
Aquatic Animal Health Research Unit 

Placement: Ames, IA

Agricultural Research Service
National Lab for Agriculture and the Environment: Soil, Water & Air Research Unit

Placement: Logan, UT

Agricultural Research Service
Forage and Range Research Unit 

     

Molly Carlson

Eric Chen

Daria Clinkscales

Wake Tech Community College Yale University Virginia State University


Placement: Baton Rouge, LA

Agricultural Research Service
Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics & Research Laboratory 


Placement: Washington D.C.

Office of the Secretary
Office of the Chief Economist 


Placement: Athens, GA

Agricultural Research Service
U.S. National Poultry Research Center, Poultry Microbiological Safety & Processing Research Unit 

     

Elaina Conrad

Lauren English

Mikayla Eppert

Iowa State University University of Notre Dame University of Iowa


Placement: Washington D.C.

Foreign Agricultural Service
Office of Civil Rights, Office of Agreements and Scientific Affairs


Placement:  Poplar, MS

Agricultural Research Service 
Southern Horticultural Research Unit 


Placement: Peoria, IL

Agricultural Research Service 
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Functional Foods Research Unit 

     

Rachel Ganson

Jade Gerlitz

Nicholas Grandstaff

Boston University Iowa State University University of Iowa


Placement: Washington D.C.

Economic Research Service
Structure, Technology and Productivity Branch 


Placement: Ames, IA

Agricultural Research Service
National Lab for Agriculture
and the Environment,
Agroecosystems
Management Research Unit


Placement: Washington D.C.

Economic Research Service
Diet, Safety & Health Economics Division

     

Hailey Hampton

Morgan Hasler

Abbigail Hoffman

Utah State University University of Kentucky Iowa State University


Placement: Geneva, NY

Agricultural Research Service
Grape Genetics Research Unit


Placement: Fargo, ND

Agricultural Research Service 
Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center, Animal Metabolism-Agricultural Chemicals Research Unit 


Placement: Peoria, IL

Agricultural Research Service 
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Functional Foods Research Unit 

     

Jerome Jacobsen

Emma Lynne Johnson

  Lavina Kalwani

Colombia University The Ohio State University Rice University


Placement: New Orleans, LA

Agricultural Research Service 
Southern Regional Research Center, Food and Feed Safety Research Unit 


Placement: Beltsville, MD

Agricultural Research Service 
National Agricultural Library 


Placement: Washington D.C.

Office of the Secretary
Office of Partnerships & Public Engagement

     

Sharon Mills

Mya Mitchell

Priyanka Naithani

University of Maryland Fort Valley State University Clark University


Placement: Washington, D.C.

Office of the Secretary
Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement


Placement: Tifton, GA

Agricultural Research Service
Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory 


Placement: Washington, D.C.

Office of the Secretary
Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement 

     

Harper Martin

Madeline Poole

Alyssa Schaeffer

Arkansas State University University of Illinois University of Iowa


Placement: Oxford, MS

Agricultural Research Service
National Sedimentation Lab, Water Quality & Ecology Research Unit 


Placement: Washington, D.C. 

Foreign Agricultural Service
Office of Global Analysis, International Production Assessment Division 


Placement: Ft. Collins, CO

Agricultural Research Service
Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Water Management Research Unit

     

Josie Slovut

Hunter Smith

Stone Warfield

University of Minnesota Johnson County Community College University of Kentucky


Placement: Las Cruces, NM

Agricultural Research Service
Range Management Research Unit


Placement: Houston, TX

Agricultural Research Service
Children's Nutrition Research Center


Placement: New Orleans, LA

Agricultural Research Service
Southern Regional Research Center, Food and Feed Safety Research Unit 

     

Elizabeth Weyer

Kelli Wicks

Gillian Wilkins

Drake University Iowa State University Augustana University


Placement: Ames, IA

Agricultural Research Service
National Animal Disease Center, Infectious Bacterial Diseases Research Unit


Placement: Ames, IA

Agricultural Research Service 
National Lab for Agriculture and the Environment
Soil, Water & Air Research Unit


Placement: Fargo, ND

Agricultural Research Service 
Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center, Insect Genetics & Biochemistry Research Unit

     
     

 

 

 

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