Posted: October 21, 2021

Congratulations Cheyenne Bastian-Brown on being selected Ag Student of the Month for October 2021! Ag Student of the Month is a prestigious award given out by the College of Ag Student Council to a student that demonstrates actions that benefit their club and the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Cheyenne Bastian-Brown is a first-year Agricultural and Extension Education student. She had no agricultural experience until her first year of high school, when on a whim she decided to join her local FFA chapter (Canton FFA) and fell in love with it. Not long after joining, she got to experience a lot of new things and learn more about agriculture. She became the first person from her chapter to place first in the County Creed Speaking Competition in over five years.

Through FFA competitions at the county and state levels, she grew as a person and obtained her Keystone Degree as a high school junior along with other recognitions. She held FFA chapter and county offices and served the members of both associations. Cheyenne promoted the Pennsylvania dairy industry at the county level in the Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Promotion Services as a Dairy Ambassador in both Bradford and Lycoming counties. In 2018, she served as the Troy Fair Queen, being one of the few in 25 years to serve at the young age of 16.

Cheyenne worked at Goodview Farms LLC that co-oped with Land O'Lakes. After graduating from high school in 2020, she was chosen by a group of her peers to serve as a Pennsylvania FFA State Officer in 2020-2021. This past summer, she began raising a lamb and hopes to eventually start her own herd through breeding.

She is highly involved on Ag Hill and in her community. Back home, she serves as a Dairy Ambassador and is involved in her local Farm Bureau and 4-H extension. On campus, she is a member the Dairy Sciences Club, Ag Student Council, and LEAD Society where she serves as the service committee chair. Cheyenne is commended for all her hard work and is an excellent role model for other students in the College of Agricultural Sciences.