Women Changing the Face of Ag Conference

Women Changing the Face of Ag Conference

Mar 17
Kendall Herren, Senior in Agricultural Communications
  

Extracurricular activities available through the College of ACES are exceptional opportunities.  Last weekend, I had the chance to attend the Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference through my involvement with the University of Illinois - Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Club (ACT).

Over the past few months ACT members have been helping Illinois Agri-Women representatives with public relation event details. Our club members assisted with writing press releases, designing new brochures for the event, and completed many other PR tasks in order to enrich the goals set for the conference.

At the event we were enlisted to take photographs; interview FFA members, professionals and FFA advisors. Personally, my favorite aspect of the conference was having the opportunity to interact with the professionals in attendance. I was able speak individually with authorities in multiple areas of agriculture and learn about their experiences. These women were eager to connect and converse with myself and my peers in a personal manner because of our shared passion for our chosen field of study. The advice ranged from career guidance, to college curriculum choices, to what were the best restaurants to dine at in the State of Illinois! Extracurricular activities can lead to future opportunities. College of ACES alumni are just one awesome result of these activities, so if you ever have the chance, be sure to engage and get to know one or two. You never know when a personal connection may change you college experience, career path, or life.