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Q&A with ICC's Collegiate Farm Bureau

Q&A with ICC's Collegiate Farm Bureau

Q: What is Collegiate Farm Bureau at ICC?

A: Collegiate Farm Bureau exists to support students in engaged in agriculture, strengthen knowledge and develop leaders. ICC’s Collegiate chapter chartered last fall and is a place for students interested or involved in agriculture to find like-minded people on our campus!

 

Q: What kind of things do you do in Collegiate Farm Bureau at ICC?

A: ICC Collegiate has hosted rodeo Olympics on our campus, participated in local advocacy training and most recently hosted a screening ofFood Evolution. Chapter members have the opportunity to attend trainings through Kansas Farm Bureau, attend the Kansas Young Farmers and Ranchers Convention and apply for or participate in different scholarship events.

 

Q: Why should a college student want to join Collegiate Farm Bureau at ICC?

A: It opens up a world of opportunity for students interested or involved in agriculture including meeting new friends, mentors and build leadership skills.

 

Q: What will you be doing over the summer in Collegiate Farm Bureau at ICC?

A: Recruiting new members! Andrew Gutschenritter and Taylor Crawshaw are busy recruiting members to join our chapter. We had many sophomore students graduate or transfer from ICC this spring and are looking for members to join us in the fall!

 

Q: What will you be doing next fall Collegiate Farm Bureau at ICC?

A: Everything about ICC’s Collegiate Chapter is up to the members. Andrew and Taylor are here to support and advise. The chapter may decide to host an advocacy event, visit a local industry or participate in a community service project.

 

Q: What is the long term plan for Collegiate Farm Bureau at ICC?

A: The long term plan for ICC’s Collegiate chapter is to support Kansas Farm Bureau’s mission of advocacy, education, and service.

 

Q: You recently had a viewing of a video on GMOs here at ICC. How did that go?

A: Our recent viewing of Food Evolution went very well! Our local Young Farmers and Ranchers state representative attended, as well as local Farm Bureau state representative and district administrator. The movie was very engaging. This film is perfect for helping everyone understand how the anti-GMO industry has used false information and emotions to gain support.

 

Q: How, when and where should someone go about joining Collegiate Farm Bureau at ICC?

A: If someone is interested in learning more about or joining ICC’s Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter they should contact Andrew or Taylor. Their emails are tcrawshaw@indycc.edu & agutschenritter@indycc.edu. They can also contact the Montgomery County Farm Bureau Office at montgomeryfb@kfb.org