Being a part of Illini Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow

Being a part of Illini Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow

Oct 19
Nicole Chance, Sophomore in Agricultural Communications

Choosing to come to the University of Illinois was one of my best decisions. But being involved in the Agricultural Communications department and Illini Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) at Illinois was what really reassured I had made the best decision.

The goal of ACT is to strengthen agriculture communications students through professional growth opportunities and educational programs. This has allowed me to build lasting relationships with other agriculture communication students across the country, grow in my writing and communication skills and improve upon my knowledge and passion for agriculture. A few of the places I have traveled because of ACT are Stillwater, Oklahoma, for the ACT Professional Development Trip; Kansas City, Missouri, for the National Association of Farm Broadcaster’s Conference; and St. Louis, Missouri, for Ag Media Summit.

Illini ACT is also involved in helping with Women Changing the Face of Agriculture (WCFA), an event that occurs every year and inspires young women in high school to get involved and see what the agriculture industry has to offer. During this event we take photos and video for promotional purposes, are active on social media and also design the brochure for the event. Assisting with WCFA allows us to put our skills and talents to the test in order to cooperatively work together to achieve a common goal.

Not to mention… Illini ACT has won Chapter of the Year two years in a row! So if you are looking to get involved on campus or really just want to know more about what agricultural communications is and has to offer, join us for our next meeting Wednesday, November 2, at 5:45 p.m. in the Sims Room of the ACES Library!

Illini ACT in action at the Women Changing the Face of Agriculture conference.

Illini ACT wins the 2016 National ACT Chapter of the Year Award for the third time in the past four years!