Ag Ambassador

The Sedgwick County Farm Bureau Agricultural Association established the Ag Ambassador program to give high school seniors an opportunity to learn about Farm Bureau and help engage in our mission of advocacy, education and service. The program is open to students who will be seniors in the fall, are members (or have parents who are members) in good standing of the Sedgwick County Farm Bureau Agricultural Association and are interested in agriculture. Each ambassador will serve a 12-month term starting the June before their senior year. There will be a maximum of two participants each year. Applications are due March 1, 2022.

Purpose:

  1. Ambassadors will gain a better understanding of Farm Bureau with an emphasis
    on the Kansas Farm Bureau mission of advocacy, education, and service.

  2. Develop future leaders for agriculture and rural communities.

  3. Familiarize the ambassador with Sedgwick County agriculture.

 

Expectations:

  1. Ambassadors are required to attend the county annual meeting in August at the
    beginning of their Ambassador year and, if possible, highly encouraged to
    attend the annual meeting at the conclusion of their Ambassador year.

  2. Ambassadors are encouraged to attend at least one meeting per quarter of the
    monthly county board meetings. The ambassadors will be asked for their input at the monthly meeting, but they will not vote on motions.

  3. Ambassadors are required to complete a project, of approximately 10 hours, the summer before their senior year. The project will be tailored to the ambassador’s interests as possible and will help further the organizations mission areas of advocacy, education, or service.

  4. Ambassadors will be encouraged to help develop, implement, and participate in Sedgwick County Farm Bureau programs and are required to participate in at least one program each in advocacy, education, and service.

  5. Ambassadors are asked to help engage with Sedgwick County Farm Bureau social media such as Twitter and Facebook, if they are active users of these platforms.

  6. Ambassadors may be invited to participate in one or more overnight trips to attend activities like Day at the Statehouse, KFB Annual Meeting, Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference etc. Expenses for such trips will be paid by Sedgwick County Farm Bureau on the approval of the County Board of Directors.

  7. Ambassadors will be asked to provide a summary at the conclusion of the year to recount their participation in the program. They will also include ways to improve the program. This summary may be published in the county quarterly newsletter.

Incentives:

  1. A maximum of two scholarships will be provided to ambassadors completing the program and planning to attend college. Ambassadors will be eligible for a scholarship of up to $1,000 after completion of the Ambassador Program expectations. The scholarship will be awarded and made payable to the college of their choice in the first semester of their first year of college.

  2. Ambassadors will also be eligible for the Sedgwick County Farm Bureau Agricultural Association scholarship and may apply in the spring semester of their senior year.

  3. Each Ambassador will receive a Farm Bureau shirt and/or hat to wear at events.

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2022 Applications are Closed