The Discover Ag Media scholarship and Explore Ag Media internship are named in honor of Andy Weber ‘14, President and CEO of Farm Journal Media. Andy majored in Life Sciences Communication and is a seasoned executive with 30+ years of senior management experience in business-to-business media. In 2000, he became CEO of Farm Journal Media, the country’s leading agricultural media company, with print, television, radio, newsletter, database, Internet and live event properties and services. Under Weber’s leadership, Farm Journal has transformed from a leading publisher to a fully integrated multimedia company.
Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Farm Journal/Andy Weber Discover Ag Media scholarship recipient!
Majors: Life Sciences Communication and Conservation Biology with certificates in Studio Art and Sustainability
Hometown: Plymouth, WI
I am very honored to receive this scholarship. This scholarship will help offset some of my expenses next year. This will enable me to take additional classes this summer to expand my skills and knowledge of various art techniques, including digital art, scientific illustration and visual communication. With the help of this scholarship, I will be able to take the classes necessary to prepare for a career as a scientific illustrator, focusing on spreading environmental awareness.
Future Goals: Upon graduation from UW-Madison, I plan to continue my education by earning a Certificate in Scientific Illustration from California State University, Monterey Bay. Working as a scientific illustrator, I will help educate our society about specific scientific information, including environmental issues. I hope that my artwork may be featured in textbooks, museum exhibits, or field guides.
Farm Journal/Andy Weber Explore Ag Media internship recipient will be announced soon!