About the Symposium
The Alpha Zeta chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) Fraternity will present its fourth edition of the Alpha Gamma Rho Agriculture Symposium. The event is planned for Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Town Hall of the Staley School of Leadership Studies on the campus of Kansas State University (1300 Mid-Campus Drive N., Manhattan, KS 66506). The event is free and open to the public.
This year’s symposium topic, “Ensuring a Capable Ag Workforce,” brings together a wide variety of expert voices. This year’s panel of speakers include:
- Mike Smith, chief executive officer of Ag1Source;
- Allie Devine, partner at Devine & Donley;
- Dalton Henry, legislative director for Congressman Roger Marshall;
- Katie Mullin, vice president, Human Resources of Farm Credit Services of America/Frontier Farm Credit
Dr. Jason Ellis, head of the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education at Kansas State University, will serve as master of ceremonies.
“Alpha Gamma Rho is excited to spark a discussion of this important topic,” said Garrett Lister, Alpha Zeta chapter adviser. “Feeding a growing world population and making sure we have the people, knowledge and skillsets in place to do so is a monumental task. Given K-State’s prominence as a Land Grant University with an outstanding College of Agriculture, we believe that our Alma Matter and thus the Manhattan community will play a major part in rising to this challenge.”
The agriculture and business communities are welcomed to attend and participate in this vital discussion to help accomplish the challenge of providing food and fiber for a growing global marketplace.
Once again, it is an open session, so feel free to come and go as you please. The program is approximated to end around 6pm. Immediately following the Symposium, there will be a “come and go,” informal social and networking reception at the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) building, just to the north of campus, off of Manhattan Ave (1320 Research Park Drive). Hor d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided, compliments of the Flint Hills Farm and Ranch Club and the Alpha Gamma Rho – Alpha Zeta Chapter Advisors and Housemother.
- 2017: Consolidation, Trade and the Changing Landscape of Agriculture
- 2016: Biosecurity
- 2015: Inaugural Spring Ag Symposium
Request a Topic
The 2019 Spring Ag Symposium is in the works! If you have any ideas for topics, please email Morgan Scilacci.
Alpha Zeta Chapter
1919 Platt St
Manhattan, KS 66502