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McCreary County students attend Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders


Photo submitted Lora Pryor (center left) and Chelsea Stephens (center right) are greeted by Todd Bright, Kentucky Farm Bureau Communications Division Director (right), and Dr. Nancy Cox, University of Kentucky Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (left), during the 2015 Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

McCreary County high school juniors Lora Pryor and Chelsea Stephens recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). Pryor, Stephens and 44 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 21-25 at the University of Kentucky. An identical IFAL conference was also held June 14-18 at Murray State University for an additional 48 students.

IFAL is designed to expose high school students to college life while helping them explore the different fields of study for careers in agriculture. During the week, attendees gained a better understanding of the nature and needs of the agriculture industry, saw how basic and applied science is utilized in agriculture and learned of the political process used to develop agricultural policy.

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