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Lee Sanderson: Agriculture Future of America (AFA) conference experience

Lee Sanderson, senior animal science student at South Dakota State University (SDSU), joined 27 of his classmates in Kansas City to attend the 2010 Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leaders Conference on Nov. 4-7, 2010. Sanderson, originally from Lake Preston, SD, will graduate in May and is excited to explore career opportunities in the agriculture industry. The AFA Leaders Conference is designed to do just that.

AFA’s mission is to create partnerships that identify, encourage and support outstanding college men and women preparing for careers in the agriculture and food industry. The theme for the event was, “Our Voice. Our Vision,” and the conference focused on helping the 600 student leader attendees find success in their chosen food production career paths.

The conference is four days of intense workshops discussing everything from resume building to job interviews; and choosing an internship to finding a career in the agriculture industry. Students who attend the conference must apply for the opportunity and find a sponsor. Cenex Harvest States (CHS) paid for Sanderson to attend the trip, in what he said was the chance for leaders to polish up their skills.

“AFA is really there for the students in helping us enhance our leadership skills and give us that extra-step ahead to get the jobs we are looking for,” said Sanderson. “There was so much information presented in a short amount of time, but it was all really useful and valuable. I look forward to taking the information home and putting it to good use.”

Lee Sanderson, senior animal science student at South Dakota State University (SDSU), joined 27 of his classmates in Kansas City to attend the 2010 Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leaders Conference on Nov. 4-7, 2010. Sanderson, originally from Lake Preston, SD, will graduate in May and is excited to explore career opportunities in the agriculture industry. The AFA Leaders Conference is designed to do just that.

AFA’s mission is to create partnerships that identify, encourage and support outstanding college men and women preparing for careers in the agriculture and food industry. The theme for the event was, “Our Voice. Our Vision,” and the conference focused on helping the 600 student leader attendees find success in their chosen food production career paths.

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The conference is four days of intense workshops discussing everything from resume building to job interviews; and choosing an internship to finding a career in the agriculture industry. Students who attend the conference must apply for the opportunity and find a sponsor. Cenex Harvest States (CHS) paid for Sanderson to attend the trip, in what he said was the chance for leaders to polish up their skills.

“AFA is really there for the students in helping us enhance our leadership skills and give us that extra-step ahead to get the jobs we are looking for,” said Sanderson. “There was so much information presented in a short amount of time, but it was all really useful and valuable. I look forward to taking the information home and putting it to good use.”

Lee Sanderson, senior animal science student at South Dakota State University (SDSU), joined 27 of his classmates in Kansas City to attend the 2010 Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leaders Conference on Nov. 4-7, 2010. Sanderson, originally from Lake Preston, SD, will graduate in May and is excited to explore career opportunities in the agriculture industry. The AFA Leaders Conference is designed to do just that.

AFA’s mission is to create partnerships that identify, encourage and support outstanding college men and women preparing for careers in the agriculture and food industry. The theme for the event was, “Our Voice. Our Vision,” and the conference focused on helping the 600 student leader attendees find success in their chosen food production career paths.

The conference is four days of intense workshops discussing everything from resume building to job interviews; and choosing an internship to finding a career in the agriculture industry. Students who attend the conference must apply for the opportunity and find a sponsor. Cenex Harvest States (CHS) paid for Sanderson to attend the trip, in what he said was the chance for leaders to polish up their skills.

“AFA is really there for the students in helping us enhance our leadership skills and give us that extra-step ahead to get the jobs we are looking for,” said Sanderson. “There was so much information presented in a short amount of time, but it was all really useful and valuable. I look forward to taking the information home and putting it to good use.”

editor’s note: for more information about afa and its leadership programs, visit http://www.agfuture.org/index.html.

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