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Advanced Search Ambassadors Have an Impact on Their Campuses
May 11, 2007

Each year, just prior to Kansas State University’s Open House, the College of Agriculture holds special events collectively known as Ag Fest.  This week is meant to get students excited about agriculture through entertaining and educational activities.  The week culminates during the KSU Open House, where visitors come to K-State to learn more about the university, the research that is conducted, and the activities of student organizations.  Ag Fest events range from a free BBQ lunch with food donated by an agricultural company, to an educational speaker on current agricultural topics, to a Kiddie Barnyard—college students helping children experience hands-on farming activities. 
This year, a new event called the Ag for a Cure concert was held on Thursday, April 12, 2007 on the K-State campus which featured country singers, Jason Boland and the Stragglers with Pete Gile.  Organized by the Agriculture Student Council, the concert raised money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. was among several major companies who helped sponsor the event.  Our 2007 Kansas State Campus Liaison, Heather Williams represented and Pioneer Hybrid International by providing promotional items to over 650 students along with each company’s monetary contribution to the cause.  The Ag for a Cure benefit concert was a huge success, allowing The College of Agriculture to donate $5,000 to the MS Society, while spreading the word about Agriculture on their campus and in their community. 
At the University of Florida, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences annually hosts an event to educate prospective students, parents, teachers and advisers about the College.  Gator Encounter, took place on April 14 in the Florida Gym.  Angelina Toomey, the 2007 University Campus Ambassador for, was in attendance to educate parents and students about the different job and internship opportunities available in the field of agriculture and natural resources.  Angelina manned a booth for students and parents to visit for more information about our, her position as campus ambassador, future jobs, as well as internships and our educational project, Additionally, Angelina distributed promotional materials for and some of our partnership clients, to parents, students, advisers and clubs.
On April 21st, The College of Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University held the 3rd Annual Agriculture Industry Day at the 2000 acre University farm.  The purpose of Ag Industry Day is to showcase the College to the community and prospective students.  Ag Industry Day is great opportunity for aspiring agriculturalist to learn about the university and the future of agriculture.  Amanda Barczewski, the Southern Illinois 2007 Campus Ambassador, was on hand to represent as a resouce for students to explore their future through agriculture careers.  Students were given materials to help them explore career opportunities on both and  The event also showcased speakers, Phil Nelson, President of the Illinois Farm Bureau, University President, Glen Poshard, Greg Webb from ADM, as well as our Ambassador who spoke about her scholastic and internship experiences at Southern Illinois.   

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