Tell me a little bit about where you are now and the path you have taken to get there.
I am currently a salesman with Select Sires Mid-America in the northwest Missouri/southeast Nebraska area. I had two internships with Select Sires while earning my bachelor’s degree in animal science at the University of Missouri. Read more.
We all know the importance of helping the next generation understand where their food comes from. Maggie Voisard, a Track 2 St. Joseph, Missouri, Community Scholar and agriculture education major at Northwest Missouri State, found a practical way to do this through Agriculture Education on the Move this summer.
Agriculture Education on the Move is a ten-week, hands-on education program identifying key classroom objectives and state standards primarily in the areas of science, math, reading and writing. Students gain an understanding of today’s agriculture and farm families through diverse learning experiences. These educational efforts are supported by Missouri Farmers Care. This summer, Voisard volunteered to lead educational efforts at the West Platte Elementary School summer program in Weston, Missouri. Read more about one AFA'ers personal experience with Ag Education on the Move.
In case you haven’t heard, the Farm Credit system is celebrating 100 years of providing financing to agriculture and America’s rural communities throughout 2016. Brittany Jablonsky, director of national contributions and stakeholder relationships at The Farm Credit Council, said this celebration is about highlighting how Farm Credit has supported farmers, ranchers and rural communities for the past century. Read more.