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Local student serves on national advisory team

Kansas City, Mo. — Adrienne Bradley of Grass Valley has been selected as a 2013-14 Agriculture Future of America Student Advisory Team member.

Bradley and the other eight team members represent their peers on a national level and were selected through a competitive application process.

The team met with the AFA Campus Ambassadors April 11-13 in Kansas City, Mo., to kick off their year of service and go through training and goal setting exercises.

Bradley said she is looking forward to her experiences with the team.

“AFA gives me the opportunity to connect my passions for agriculture and living with purpose to my future vocation,” she said. “I am excited to see student leaders fulfill their potential.”

Throughout the year of service, Bradley and her fellow team members will serve as ambassadors between AFA and their college campuses and AFA’s corporate partners. AFA is a nonprofit organization providing leader development, intern support and leader and academic scholarships to young men and women pursuing careers in the agriculture and food industry.

“AFA brings together tomorrow’s agricultural leaders and equips them with the tools necessary to address the industry’s greatest challenges,” Bradley said.

A major component of the Student Advisory Team’s responsibilities is the planning and delivery of the 2013 AFA Leaders Conference.

Held Nov. 7-10 in Kansas City, Mo., this event is AFA’s core leader development program and will draw more than 500 collegiate leaders from across the nation.

More than 150 industry professionals will engage with Bradley and her peers throughout the conference environment.

Bradley is studying agricultural economics at the University of California, Davis. This summer, she is interning with Dow AgroSciences as a sales and marketing intern. Her experiences at the University of California coupled with her internship and AFA involvement are vital in equipping her for the future.

Bradley’s entrance into the AFA leader development program began her junior year of college when she was selected as an AFA Leaders Conference Delegate. In addition to her involvement with AFA, Bradley has also been active in other organizations, including National FFA, University of California – Davis’ Aggie Ambassador program, Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association, California Department of Food and Agriculture, National Collegiate Ag Ambassadors and the International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership Conference.

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.

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