Scott Piggott - 2019 College of Engineering BAE Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

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Scott Piggott - 2019 College of Engineering BAE Distinguished Alumni Award


Scott Piggott - 2019 College of Engineering BAE Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Scott Piggott, BS ’98, MS '10, Biosystems Engineering, was awarded the 2019 College of Engineering BAE Distinguished Alumni Award.

Scott Piggott was hired as Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Farm Bureau in April of 2012.  Michigan Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization with over 213,000 members.  As CEO, Scott is responsible for planning, managing and supervising all ongoing services and programs provided by Farm Bureau for members.

Scott began his career with Michigan Farm Bureau in 2000 as the Natural Resources and Right to Farm Specialist and became manager of the newly created Agricultural Ecology Department in 2002 where his responsibilities included all environmental issues that impact agriculture.  In his service, Scott served on over 20 boards and committees including co-chairmanship of the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (serving alongside several MSU leaders as co-chair for 12 years) and the Michigan Groundwater Conservation Advisory Council.  Scott represented Great Lakes Basin agriculture in the development of the Great Lakes Compact that was eventually codified in state and federal law. Scott has been an invited fellow for environmental concerns at Michigan State University, University of Michigan and the University of Toronto.  Scott has served MSU in leadership and advisory capacities for several endowed chair searches, curriculum reviews and Right to Farm practice standard committees.  Scott currently serves on the MSU Institute of Water Resources Advisory Team.

In his service as CEO, Scott has participated in transition teams during Michigan Administration changes and continues to serve as a director for several non-profits and financial institutions.

Scott earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biosystems Engineering from Michigan State University and received the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from the MSU Agricultural Engineering Department.  Scott farms with his family near Fowler with his wife Donna and four children Danielle, Kaitlin, Anthony and Andrew.