Harrison VanDeWalle, an Agricultural Business Management major, has been selected to serve as an Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Ambassador on our campus. VanDeWalle was selected for this role through a competitive application and interview process and will now work to build bridges among his peers that foster engagement and innovation in food, agriculture, and natural resources.
AFA is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing undergraduate students into the next generation of leaders in the agriculture industry. VanDeWalle and his 31 fellow Ambassadors will interact with agribusiness leaders, campus faculty, and fellow students as they represent AFA.
“In the last three years with AFA, I have built relationships with incredible people from every corner of the agriculture industry,” says VanDeWalle. “In my time with the organization, I have grown personally and professionally. As an Ambassador, I hope to help other students do the same.”
During their year of service, the Ambassadors will lead initiatives to increase awareness of AFA’s programs fostering engagement and innovation in food and agriculture.
About Agriculture Future of America:
AFA builds bridges for young leaders to foster engagement and innovation in food and agriculture. With program participation increasing 28% in the last five years, AFA has provided more than 24,000 leader development experiences to college leaders and young professionals from more than 200 colleges and universities throughout 43 states since its inception in 1996. AFA has awarded more than $11 million in academic and leader development scholarships. For more information about AFA, visit www.agfuture.org.