It was easy to get excited about the future of agriculture when I saw so many young people attending this year’s Ag Media Summit. Those young agriculturalists are Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) members and took on St. Louis this week with fellow American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) and Livestock Publications Council (LPC) members with professional development sessions, networking and fellowship.
ACT also took care of business and elected new leadership for the upcoming year. I sat down with new ACT president, Kelsey Litchfield, a senior at the University of Illinois, to learn more about her future career goals and hear her plans for ACT going forward.
“My job is to oversee the entire organization, chair committees if needed and serve as a mentor and leader to ACT members need. I am really excited for the year ahead. I want to build something, I want to grow it. I really want to connect more with the chapters.”
Kelsey also has a vision to gather the ACT chapter presidents together virtually providing a platform to share and glean ideas. New chapters are popping up across the country and she feels keeping the communication lines open will encourage support and growth.
Listen to my complete interview with Kelsey to learn more about ACT and the future of agricultural communications: Kelsey Litchfield, ACT President
View and download photos from the event here: 2016 AMS Photo Album