U.S. college students with a passion for helping the public understand farming and agriculture are invited to attend the AgChat Foundation’s 2017 Collegiate Congress. The event happens all day Saturday, April 1, at Monsanto’s St. Louis headquarters.
During the event, students will spend time learning best practices for communication and advocacy about agriculture in three hands-on workshops:
- Lights, Camera, Anxiety: Learn to conquer fear and communicate effectively on video. (Presenter: TBA)
- Ultimate LinkedIn Workshop: Leverage this powerful social media tool to summarize your qualifications, bolster work experience and showcase college projects. (Presenter: Tim Hammerich, co-founder, AgGrad)
- Passion Piece: Write a sample letter to the editor that tastefully and strategically rebuts false claims about animal agriculture. (Presenter: Nate Birt, managing editor, Top Producer magazine)
Keynoting the conference are two leading figures in agriculture. Vance Crowe is Monsanto’s director of millennial engagement and kick off the morning session. Chris Novak is CEO of the National Corn Growers Association and will close out a full day of learning and networking.
Back by popular demand will be a student panel focusing on common misconceptions about agriculture and ways to achieve common ground through communication.
Register online by Feb. 28 for the regular rate of $59. Late registrations made March 1 and later are $74.79.
To register and learn more, visit collegiate.agchat.org.