Each week, we will showcase one of our CAHNRS Ambassadors. Ambassadors is a student leadership organization that encourages students to pursue higher education and serves as a liaison between the college and the greater community. This week, we’re featuring Max Mielke, a junior from Davenport, Wash.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Agricultural Economics, with a minor in Business Administration.
What is a fun fact about you?
I am part of the fifth generation on our family wheat farm and beef cattle ranch. I enjoy jeeping, hiking, camping, hunting, sports, and being outdoors.
I chose WSU because I knew that I would be able to grow as an individual and accomplish my goals, all while making lifelong friends.
What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?
Being a CAHNRS Coug sets me apart from others and places me in a special CAHNRS family. Being a CAHNRS Coug is special because of the diversity along with the connection.
Where do you want to be (professionally or personally) 10 years after you graduate?
10 years after I graduate I want to be directly working in agriculture, helping others, and raising a God-fearing family.
Favorite class you have taken within CAHNRS so far? Why?
My favorite class so far is Animal Science 174, which is Cow-Calf Management. I really enjoyed this class because I was able to get outside and have hands-on experiences with ranching.
What other extracurricular activities have you been involved in?
I have been very involved with my fraternity, Sigma Chi, serving on exec. I am also involved with intramural sports, such as basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. I am involved in Economics Club as well, and I have a national role serving as a student advisor for Agriculture Future of America (AFA).
Favorite Ferdinand’s flavor of ice cream?
Apple Cup Crisp