The Animal Agriculture Alliance, working with the American National Cattlewomen organization will launch College Aggies Online next month. This new program is aimed at helping today's college students become confident advocates for the agriculture industry. This program will connect college students from across the country who are interested in promoting agriculture by sharing their story. Participants will receive training and instructions from industry professionals and will enjoy access to a private forum to post information about current and emerging issues facing farmers and ranchers.
Alliance Executive Vice President Kay Johnson Smith says the online community will provide resources to students on key issues to help them better utilize tools such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to share agriculture's story with the public. Smith emphasized that college students who participate in the program will do more than just build their resume, they will help ensure the future of America's agriculture industry by sharing accurate information about modern farming and ranching.
College Aggies Online will officially launch on Oct. 15, and the first year's competition will conclude in April 2010. The program will be accessible at http://aggiesonline.ning.com.