Collegiate clubs and students are invited to build their resumes while competing for scholarships with the Animal Agriculture Alliance!
The scholarship program, College Aggies Online will kick off on September 12. The online mentorship program connects college students from across the country with media-savvy farmers and industry professionals.
During the nine-week program, students will receive instruction and content to help improve their skills as communicators and advocates for agriculture.
Undergraduates, graduate students, and collegiate clubs and classes are invited to sign up now.
“The College Aggies Online program equips college students with the tools needed to confidently and effectively share animal agriculture’s story with the general public,” said Emily Solis, Alliance manager, communications and content. “The hands-on skills gained during the competition provide a great experience for students to add to resumes when applying for future internships or job openings.”
The competition is split into two categories, the individual and the student organization division.
- In the individual division, students earn points by completing weekly challenges, including writing blog posts, designing infographics, creating social media content, and submitting letters to the editor.
- In the student organization division, collegiate clubs and classes will have the opportunity to host events on their campus to engage with peers about agriculture, along with virtual engagement options.
Last year, the Alliance awarded winners more than $20,000 in scholarships. Competing students represented 34 states and 56 universities, reaching over 5,200 people during in-person campus events and over four million people online through social media posts.
Previous mentors include Tara Vander Dussen, New Mexico Milkmaid; Michelle Miller, The Farm Babe; Brandi Buzzard of Buzzard’s Beat, and Emily Shaw, owner of Dairy Girl Fitness.
Students interested in becoming confident and effective communicators for agriculture are invited to sign up today here.