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By Agriculture Future of America
April 25, 2013 2 p.m.

Agriculture Future of America welcomed 64 collegiate leaders to Kansas City, Mo., for the 2013 AFA Animal Institute, April 7-9.
Held in the heart of the Animal Health Corridor, this Institute introduced students to opportunities in the animal industry. Over the three days, students interacted with industry professionals through panel discussions and various tours. Students and industry professionals also came together the evening of Monday, April 8, to network over dinner and hear from National Cattlemen Beef Association's CEO, Forrest Roberts.
This year's group of AFA delegates represented 17 states and 18 colleges and universities. In addition to industry tours, student programming included professional development and industry-specific training.
The AFA Animal Institute was created to increase the profile of the animal industry with competitively-selected students from across the nation. It is an example of how AFA strives to close the gap between workforce needs and career preparation in the agriculture industry. Students will leave the Institute experience with better understanding of the animal industry and its environment and culture as well as a broader network of like-minded peers and professionals.
The 2013 AFA Animal Institute is made possible through the support of Merck Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., Cargill, Ceva and the many industry tour hosts.
2013 Tour Locations
American Angus Association
American Hereford Association
American Royal Association
Bayer Animal Health **
Blasdel Cleaver Schwalbe Communications
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. *
Cargill Animal Nutrition
Dairy Farmers of America **
Duff Dynamic Marketing/AgriThority LLC *
Elanco Animal Health
Farmland Foods**
Fleishman-Hillard *
Global Prairie
Hill's Pet Nutrition *
Land O'Lakes, Purina Animal Nutrition **
Livestock Marketing Association
Merck **
Nestle Purina **
Osborn Barr *
Triumph Foods
U.S. Premium Beef
United States Animal Health Association
*breakfast sponsor
**lunch sponsor
AFA Animal Institute Delegates
Jake Baker, Iowa State University
Mandy Brazil, California Polytechnic State University
Emily Brookshire, University of Missouri
Alex Bryant, Oklahoma State University
Thomas Buresh, Iowa State University
Marina Cable, The Ohio State University
Naomi Cooper, University of Illinois
Anne Cox, Iowa State University
Wes Davis, West Virginia University
Lance Day, University of Missouri
Brooke Doolittle, University of Missouri
Anna Drahos, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Tonja Egan, Iowa State University
Brittany Elliott, University of Missouri
Jacqueline Ervin, Oklahoma State University
Kaitlin Foley, Kansas State University
Kelli Fulkerson, South Dakota State University
Sage Henderson, Kansas State University
Sara Hoffman, University of Missouri
Marissa Horton, Cornell University
Shelby Huber, University of Missouri
Lauren Ibach, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Caroline Imhoff, Illinois State University
Andrea Jeffrey, Kansas State University
Jordan Jolley, Colorado State University
Amanda Jones, Cornell University
Caroline Kalebich, University of Illinois
Emily Knight, Cornell University
Elise Krause, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Jenna Lansing, Iowa State University
Emma Likens, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Amber Manning, Oklahoma State University
Jennifer McCown, Kansas State University
Nathan Merchen, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Alyssa Meyer, Iowa State University
William Miller, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Kersten Morgan, Cornell University
Connie Mou, Iowa State University
Katy Murfield, The Ohio State University
Stephanie Murphy, University of Missouri
Sarah Nafziger, The Pennsylvania State University
Ashley Nagele, University of Illinois
Erica Navis, University of Illinois
Lisa Niedermeyer, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Kathleen O'Brien, Michigan State University
Lindsay Parker, Iowa State University
Megan Pieters, Iowa State University
Austin Piombo, Colorado State University
Catherine Ripp, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Celia Salmon, Michigan State University
Ana Schweer, South Dakota State University
Chelsie Shackelford, Kansas State University
Olivia Siglin, South Dakota State University
Benjamin Sims, College of the Ozarks
Danielle Smith, University of Arkansas
Luke Stark, Cornell University
Laura Sutter, University of Illinois
Alyssa Thomas, University of Missouri
Elaine VenJohn, Kansas State University
Rhianna Wallace, Kansas State University
Emily Webster, Michigan State University
Dale Weidner, University of Missouri
Sarah Wright, University of Illinois
Ashley Zelenka, Kansas State University

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