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NYFEA Seeks Students for National Ag Issues Competition

Posted: September 20, 2013

National Young Farmers' Educational Association seeks students for a national competition who are passionate about agriculture and want to hone their communication skills while networking with other agriculture students from across the nation. NYFEA Winter Institute, December 4th-8th 2013, San Antonio, Texas.

The National Young Farmers’ Educational Association (NYFEA) invites any student who is passionate about agriculture to attend their Winter Institute in San Antonio, TX December 4-8th. Participants will develop and present a current issue in agriculture and compete with students from across the nation to devise a plan to address the issue and communicate how this change will affect the next generation. Up to four students will be selected to attend from those that apply. Application deadline is Oct 1st.

The NYFEA Winter Institute is the feature event for engaging in a dialogue with citizens concerned about the challenges faced by agriculture in the next generation. The mission of NYFEA is to promote the personal and professional growth of all people involved in agriculture. Participants will compete against students from across the nation, learn about the differences and similarities in agriculture in our country, network with others and, if declared the winner, will have the opportunity to participate in Agriculture’s Promise convention held in Washington, DC in March, 2014 to advocate with your legislator(s) about the issue. Participation is underwritten by the Ag Communications Program sponsored by John Deere® and will cover costs of meeting registration, hotel (shared rooms) and some meals. The participant is expected to cover the cost of travel to and from San Antonio, TX and other incidental and meal expenses.

For more information contact Carol Corman.

Opportunities for grants to offset the cost of travel may exist through the College's office of undergraduate education.

The messages you will be developing and communicating at the Winter Institute are expected to embody the efforts of a growing set of voices committed to America having abundant, safe, sustainable and affordable food and fiber systems. Participants will likely include the next generation of Ag leaders committed to making changes necessary to achieve this goal. For more information, please visit the NYFEA website