The Enthusiast - Fall 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of The Enthusiast!

From scholarship deadlines to FFA events, it's a busy year ahead for Ag Ed & ACM.

We're proud of our 10 Agricultural Education teacher candidates!

The National FFA Convention & ATA Conclave brought fun - and some impressive honors - to our students this fall.

National Teach Ag Day was celebrated on September 22, 2016.

Alexis Murillo shares her experiences about being a sophomore in the ACM major.

Matt Frenchick talks about his journey to becoming a graduate student at the U of M.

Learn how Theresa Twohey's internships and U of M experiences solidified her decision to pursue a career in agricultural communications.

The fourth annual Agricultural Education, Communication and Marketing (AECM) Sneak Preview Day for high school students was held in November.

Every year, ACM students have the opportunity to receive college credit for completing internships through AFEE 3096.

Twenty-eight Ag Ed and ACM students shared their expertise with over 170 youth this fall.

 The CFANS Mentor Program connects professionals with students to help them develop professional skills, learn how to network, and explore career opportunities. 

Students in AFEE 1001 visited Urban Organics, Lawrence Herefords, Hansen’s Tree Farm, and Wozupi Tribal Gardens as a part of this year's Faces of Agriculture tour.

Two of our faculty members received a Partnership for Affordable Content grant from the U of M in order to eliminate or significantly lower the cost of course materials for students. 

New to our department this year is a peer focused mentoring program!

For the second consecutive year, students CFANS will have the opportunity to participate in the LeaderShape Institute

Elizabeth Abraham, a Ph.D. student in Ag Ed, is the recipient of the Ruth and Paul Thomas Graduate Fellowship. 

Three cheers for Ag Ed and ACM faculty, staff and students!

New to CFANS this year is an advising center and model that will better serve undergraduate students. 

Thanks to AECM student assistant and U of M Junior Ellyn Swanson for writing and editing this semester’s e-newsletter.

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