Michael Long of Big Rock joined more than 550 of the top collegiate agriculture students Nov. 7 through 10 in Kansas City, Mo., to engage in career preparation training at the Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference.
For four days, Long, who studies agricultural business at University of Wisconsin – Platteville, participated in soft-skill training provided by agriculture, education and facilitation professionals. Long was surrounded by like-minded students, who are passionate about agriculture, and by agriculture professionals who have invested financially as well as relationally in these students’ lives.
Monsanto Company is one of the organizations that partners with AFA to make this training possible. Monsanto specifically invested relationally in Long. While at the conference, Long was invited to a special breakfast hosted by Monsanto. During this breakfast, Monsanto and Long were able to connect and discuss the company’s opportunities and Long’s interests. Long was paired with Monsanto Company based on mutual interest.
Like all student delegates, Long was competitively selected by AFA and its partners for conference participation and this opportunity to connect with Monsanto.