College students will serve as industry advocates
Collegiate FFA, a program of the National FFA Organization, is now accepting applications for its National Collegiate Agricultural Ambassador program. Twenty selected students will serve during the 2012-2013 school year.
During their term, ambassadors will deliver presentations to elementary, junior-high and high school classes, community organizations and other groups interested in learning about the industry of agriculture. The presentations will focus on food safety and security, sound science, sustainable agriculture as well as other current agricultural topics. Ambassadors will earn scholarship money during their year of service.
College students ranging from sophomores to graduate students who have the desire to promote agriculture may apply to be an ambassador. The application deadline is June 1, 2012. Visit www.FFA.org/collegiate for more information.
The National Collegiate Agricultural Ambassadors program is sponsored by BASF, Syngenta, CSX Transportation and the National Pork Board as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
The National FFA Organization provides agricultural education to 540,379 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,489 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.