Annual scholarship competition kicks off September 14
Students will have the opportunity to network with social media-savvy farmers and industry leaders while enhancing their communication skills. Each week participants receive training from these communications experts about current and emerging issues in agriculture. Students earn points by completing weekly challenges, including writing blog posts, designing infographics, creating social media content and submitting letters to the editor.
Collegiate clubs usually host events on their campus to engage with peers about agriculture, but to ensure students are able to adhere to social distancing guidelines to protect their health and the health of others, the Alliance is updating the club division to include virtual engagement opportunities and events suited for small groups. Events include hosting a campus event, food drive, guest speaker, farm tour and more.
Last year 300 individuals and 20 collegiate clubs participated, representing 35 states and 95 universities. Students reached 7.2 million people online with their social media posts and more than 5,000 people in person at campus events.
Students interested in becoming confident and effective communicators for agriculture are invited to sign up at https://animalagalliance.org/initiatives/college-aggies-online/.
CAO would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. 2020 sponsors include: Dairy Management, Inc., Seaboard Foods, Bayer, Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER), Domino’s Pizza Inc., and Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO).
To become a sponsor of this year’s program, contact Casey Kinler, director of membership and marketing, at email@example.com.