Campus Ambassadors

AFA Campus Ambassadors are responsible for the health and promotion of ongoing relationships with their college campus and AFA. Ambassadors organize and facilitate campus meetings to increase awareness of AFA programs to students and faculty. They support AFA Campus Champions, which are campus faculty or staff liaisons to AFA, in these and additional efforts. Campus Ambassadors assist in pre-conference activities including on-site support. AFA Campus Ambassadors also undergo media and communications training held in conjunction with the May meeting of the Student Advisory Team. Ambassadors receive paid registration to the AFA Leaders Conference or Alliance Forum in the year of their service and are eligible for an academic scholarship.

In 2016-2017, AFA will select up to 15-20 Campus Ambassadors.

Benefits and Expectations

Benefits
AFA appreciates all of the volunteers who make this organization what it is. As a Campus Ambassador, you will be offered the following incentives.
  • Registration to conference or Alliance membership/forum registration
  • Travel and expenses paid
  • Additional professional training
  • Recognition at AFA Leaders Conference
  • Academic scholarship
Expectations
AFA expects Campus Ambassadors to exhibit well-rounded knowledge about the organization’s purpose and programs in a variety of forums with other students, as well as industry and community leaders.

  • Behave in a professional manner
  • Serve as role model for other students
  • Dress appropriately at AFA functions
  • Present AFA’s message to organizations, clubs and classes on campus
  • Assist the Campus Champion in all AFA-related activities
  • Plan and host the campus meeting prior to the annual AFA Leaders Conference
  • Serve as a student contact for faculty, staff and students interested in AFA
  • Attend AFA Leaders Conference or AFA Alliance Forum during Ambassador term
  • Attend career fairs to promote AFA on campus

Guidelines

The following are general guidelines for AFA Campus Ambassador participation.

  • Majoring in Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources or a related Field
  • Must have attended at least one track of AFA Leaders Conference
  • Passion for AFA mission and agriculture
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Ability to represent AFA in a professional manner
  • Responsible and punctual attendance at all meetings
 

Considerations for Selection

  • AFA Leaders Conference Participation
  • Geographic Representation
  • College Agriculture Major/Career Interest
  • Involvement in Community
  • Campus Leadership
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Personal Goals for AFA
  • Responsible
  • Professional
  • Year in School
  • In “Good Standing” at Your Academic Institution
  • Results of Interview