Students attend Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders

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 Three LaRue County High School students attended Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders.

Statewide, 94 students from 60 counties accepted invitations to attend at two locations – Murray State and University of Kentucky – this month.

Kyle DeVary was among the 46 participants chosen to attend IFAL at Murray.

Austin Stillwell and Sarah Stults were among the 48 students chosen to attend at UK.

IFAL is a five-day summer leadership conference that highlights a variety of careers in agriculture while exposing high school students to a preview of college life. Participants were nominated by their county Farm Bureau board of directors with the assistance of school personnel and youth group advisors. IFAL students are among the top in their class, plan to further their education at the post-secondary level and have an interest in pursing a career in agriculture.

Participants engaged in team-building and recreational activities, attend classes and heard from speakers focusing on the values of leadership, social, communication and motivational skills, and visited research farms and other agriculture-related industries. The entire experience is wrapped in a college atmosphere as the students live in dormitories, eat in university dining facilities and become acquainted with life on a college campus in general.