Grace Herkimer, shown here holding a plaque of award winners, is the recipient of the Outstanding Agriculture Student Award for 2021 at Monroe County Community College.

Nick Beaudrie and Grace Herkimer are recipients of the Outstanding Agriculture Student Award for 2020 and 2021, respectively, at Monroe County Community College.

The award is given each year to a student in the partnership agriculture program with Michigan State University’s Institute of Agricultural Technology located on the MCCC campus. 

Beaudrie, who graduated in May of 2020, received the 2020 award. He is employed today as farm manager at Mr. Wizard’s Hop Farm in Monroe, said Andy McCain, vocational agriculture instructor at MCCC. 

“Nick came into the program with a culinary background and a passion to grow and learn everything he could and turned into one of the best ag students I have had over the four years of the program,” McCain said. “He has set a great example for the current ag students to follow, from his active role in the Collegiate Farm Bureau Student Ag Club to his time and dedication to the classes. Nick set the bar high.”