Farm Bureau conference held

Zoe Walraven and Harlee Ingram are shown at the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference.

Zoe Walraven and Harlee Ingram attended the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference on July 17-20 as representatives of the Emmanuel College Young Farmers and Ranchers Organization. The Diversified Agriculture majors attended agriculture meetings and activities to learn more about the program and begin the process of starting a club at the college.

The Emmanuel Agriculture students were able to attend the event due to sponsorship from Ag Georgia Farm Credit in Royston, North Georgia Home Group, Jackson County Farm Bureau and Jerry White’s Pharmacy in Toccoa.

Georgia Farm Bureau thanks these businesses for their support and encouragement.

Walraven and Ingram attended several sessions while at the conference with a focus on “Cultivating personal, social and professional growth.” The students also had an opportunity to network with other college students and young farm couples.

The Diversified Agriculture bachelor’s degree is a hands-on, industry-based experience that provides college students with the necessary academic skills to succeed in today’s agriculture workforce.

“Emmanuel College is one of the top small colleges in the nation and is training leaders for the future,” state leaders.

For more information on the program, go to www.ec.edu/ag.

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