Julie White of Starkville, an Extension Agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, has been selected to participate in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Partners in Agricultural Leadership class. This two-year program is designed to enhance leadership skills and agricultural advocacy roles.
White qualified to apply by being a National Top 10 Finalist in the AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award contest in 2012 along with her husband William.
She was also awarded the 2013 Mississippi Farm Bureau Agriculture Ambassador Award, for her efforts with FARMtastic, an agricultural literacy program for third graders.
The PAL program requires participants to attend four training workshops and graduation between June 2015 and February 2017.
They will have reading and homework assignments and then are required to conduct local presentations and community roundtables to hone their skills.