Haupert Institute to take part in AFA Growth Initiative

Huntington University’s Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies is one of six schools in the United States selected to take part in Agriculture Future of America’s (AFA) University Growth Initiative.

Each university receives funding to send three students and a member of the faculty or administration to the 2017 AFA Leaders Conference beginning Nov. 2 in Kansas City, MO.

HU’s attendees will include Dr. Raymond Porter, director of the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies, include HU agriculture students Karley Hockemeyer, of Decatur; Makayla Mobley, of North Manchester; and Rebekah Peterson, of Monticello, IL; Bailey Rothrock, of Monticello; and Megan Schroeder, of Albion.

In addition, Madison Riley, of Goshen, will attend the Leaders Conference for a second time as Huntington University’s AFA Ambassador and as a recipient of an AFA Leader Fellowship.

AFA provides scholarships and leader training to college students pursuing careers in agriculture. The University Growth initiative is supported by Monsanto Company and CHS Foundation. The conference program focuses on personal and professional skill development to complement what is provided on campus and in the classroom.

Other schools participating are Tennessee State University; University of Maryland, College Park; Murray State University; University of Tennessee at Martin; and Texas A&M University.