Shelby County students attend Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

Louisville, KY (June 26, 2018) – Shelby County high school juniors Allyson Long and Will Stivers recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). Long, Stivers and 44 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 17-21 at the University of Kentucky.

An identical IFAL conference was also held June 10-14 at the Murray State University for an additional 46 students.

IFAL is designed to expose high school students to college life while helping them explore the different fields of study for careers in agriculture. During the week, attendees gained a better understanding of the nature and needs of the agriculture industry, saw how basic and applied science is utilized in agriculture and learned of the political process used to develop agricultural policy.

 

Cutline: Allyson Long and Will Stivers (center) are pictured with Dr. Larry Grabau, Associate Dean for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food & Environment (left) and Matthew Ingram, Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Director, Organization Division, Kentucky Farm Bureau (right), during the 2018 Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) at the University of Kentucky.

 

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