Participants heard from representatives from the Farm Credit Administration, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Tyson Food. They also had round table discussions, receptions with congressional leaders and took a trip to Capitol Hill for a Congressional briefing.
This is Kathryn Shallenberger’s third year attending the program. An agriculture teacher in Illinois, Shallenberger grew up on a 200-acre corn and soybean farm. “This program has provided a network of people for guidance and support,” said Shallenberger. “It offers an opportunity for me to take back the message to my students that the world is so much bigger than them and what we do in agriculture now won’t only affect them, but their parents and their children.”