April 1, 2013 – Austin Larrowe is a junior in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics from Woodlawn, Va.
Austin served as the 2009-2010 State FFA Appalachian Area vice president for Virginia. Since then, the FFA has opened many doors for him from serving as the 2010 National FFA officer candidate from Virginia, to traveling to traveling to 29 different countries to learn about agriculture education, development, and advocacy.
After a trip to Zambia, Africa, in 2010 with the National FFA Organization, Austin was motivated to start Feed by Seed — a 501(c)3 organization that focuses on global agriculture education, development, and advocacy.
He is dual majoring in Applied Economic Management: Community Economic Development and Agricultural Sciences with a concentration in leadership and social change and crop and soil science. He hopes of continuing his passion of international agricultural education and development.
As an inaugural member of the Presidential Global Scholars program, Austin studied aboard for the spring semester of 2012 in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. He was also recently selected to be a 2012-2013 Presidential Fellow with The Center for the Study of The Presidency and Congress.
Austin plans to graduate in the spring of 2015 to pursue work in the international agriculture education, development, and advocacy.