KANSAS CITY — Brittney Morris from Centerville has been selected as a member of the 2009 Agriculture Future of America Student Advisory Team. Morris, along with eight other college students from six states, serves as an ambassador to the organization and will plan the 2009 AFA Leaders Conference.

Morris, a senior at Iowa State University, majoring in Animal Science and Agribusiness, was selected for this elite leadership team based on her academic and leadership activities. Since May, Morris has worked diligently with AFA staff and volunteers to plan the AFA Leaders Conference, Nov. 5-8, 2009, which is expected to draw more than 500 collegians from across the nation.

“AFA is an excellent opportunity for young men and women in agriculture to network with college students and industry representatives from around the United States,” Morris said. “As a member of the Student Advisory Team, I am dedicated to improving the 2009 Leaders Conference, as well as helping to make the conference a success in the years to come.”

In addition to planning the Leaders Conference, SAT members have the chance to interact with corporate and association leaders, be exposed to career opportunities, take on leadership roles and receive media and communications training. Team members also receive the AFA Student Advisory Team academic scholarship.

“Each year, AFA is fortunate to have men and women seek the opportunity to serve as student advisors and each year, the team gets stronger,” said Russ Weathers, AFA President/CEO. “The 2009 team promises to set a new standard of leadership.”

AFA’s mission is to create partnerships that identify, encourage and support outstanding college men and women who are preparing for careers in the agriculture and food industry. Since 1996, AFA has provided leader and career development training to more than 5,500 college students and young professionals in agriculture. For more information about AFA, visit its Web site at www.agfuture.org.

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