Hola! My name is Jacob Mattox and I am a sophomore in the College of Agriculture. I am seeking
a degree in Agriculture Education. My hometown is Greensburg, Indiana where I graduated from
South Decatur Jr./Sr. High School in 2011. During my time in high school I was active in the
Drama Department, Peer Helping, and FFA. Outside of my high school activities I was (and
remain) a member of the Letts Community Volunteer Fire Department.
After graduating from South Decatur I had the opportunity to become an Indiana FFA State
Officer. I took one year out of school and served the FFA by traveling across the state alongside
my six teammates talking about leadership and FFA opportunities. I worked with the FFA from
June 2011 to June 2012 and then found myself here on Purdue’s campus.
I am extremely excited for the years to come here at Purdue University. I am also looking forward
to getting to know more of the students in the College of Agriculture as well as students from
colleges all across campus. I hope that if elected a Senator for the College of Agriculture to
make sure that the students voice is heard in the senate meetings. I believe it is essential, as a
Senator, to make sure that the people being represented know how they are being represented. I
want students that are interested in what bills are going through senate to be able to weigh in
their opinions on the bill. If I am elected as a Senator and you want your voice heard I want you
to know that my ears will always be open to your ideas and input.
Micah Matlock is one of your 2013 Purdue University College of Agriculture Senate Candidates. Matlock is currently a sophomore majoring in Quantitative Agriculture Economics with a minor in Political Science.
Micah hails from Knightstown, Indiana where he graduated from high school in 2010. Matlock was born and raised within the dairy industry as he continues to raise and show dairy cattle at the local, state and national levels. Upon graduating from high school, Matlock took a year off of school from Purdue as he was elected to serve the Indiana FFA Association full-time as an Indiana FFA State Officer. He concluded his involvement as an FFA member after being selected as the 2012 Indiana FFA National Officer Candidate and ran for a National FFA Office at the 2012 National FFA Convention.
Once he arrived at Purdue, he immediately began seeking involvement and leadership positions on campus. Currently, Matlock is the Director of Governmental Relations within Purdue Student Government, co-chair of the Boilermaker Heifer Sale within the Purdue Dairy Club, co-chair of the events committee within the Ag. Week Task Force and is also a brother of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. This past summer, Matlock completed an internship in Washington, DC with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) as he worked as a public policy intern following the 2012 Farm Bill and other agriculture policy topics on Capitol Hill. This summer, Micah will return to Washington, DC as he works as a facilitator at the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) through the National FFA Organization.
Micah Matlock is running for College of Agriculture Senate with current College of Agriculture Senator Joe Lincoln. If elected, the pair intends to represent the voice and interests of the students within the College of Agriculture at Purdue University from which they have developed their campaign slogan, “Your Voice, Our Vote.” Lincoln and Matlock would do so by being accessible and approachable to any and every student within the College of Agriculture on a daily basis. Lincoln and Matlock also want to continue to establish, build and develop their relationships with the Purdue University staff to insure their decisions as Senators are well guided. Each is looking forward to hopefully having the opportunity to serve as the 2013-2014 College of Agriculture Senators.