Students graduate from AgStar program
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:01 am
Jonathan and Rhonda McDaniel were honored March 12 for completing the AgStar program. AgStar is a leadership program designed for current and future agricultural leaders. The program included six sessions in which the participants covered subjects such as lobbying, media communication skills, issues facing agriculture and involvement in local government. One session included a two-day trip to the State Legislature in Nashville.
Mr. and Mrs. McDaniel received a graduation plaque from Joe McKinnon of Tennessee Farm Bureau, and Tim Burcham Interim Chair for School of Agriculture at UT Martin. Dr. Burcham spoke to the graduates about the importance of agriculture to the world’s future during the March 12 graduation banquet held in Jackson.
The Mission of AgStar is to empower agricultural producers and agri-business people with the leadership, technological, communication and policy skills to advance the agriculture industry and promote the quality of rural life.
AgStar is open to anyone interested in the field of agriculture in the West Tennessee area and is sponsored primarily by the West Tennessee Leadership Development Corporation. Other sponsors include Tennessee Farm Bureau, Tennessee Farmers Co-op, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Farm Services Agency and UT Extension Service. Published in The WCP 3.27.12