Four of 12 premier agriculture students recently selected for the 2011 International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership Program are from Kansas State University. The students will travel to Panama and Columbia may 15-27 to study international grain marketing and trade and global agriculture.
Kansas State University students selected for the program are Chelsey Coen, Lauren Geiger, Sarah Marten and Caleb Wurth.
Other students selected for the program include Matt Barnhill of North Carolina State University, Adrienne Bradley of the University of California-Davis, Andrew Carpenter of the University of Wyoming, Kelli Fulkerson of South Dakota State University, Dakota Hoben of Iowa State University, Thomas Marten of Southern Illinois University, Jarvis Pace of Utah State University, and Gracie Weinzierl of Illinois State University.
During the program, the students will visit many different South American agricultural operations, including grain inspecting facilities, fruit/vegetable production farms, livestock operations, and open air grain, meat and animal markets. The tours are designed to help the students—all who plan to pursue careers in the agriculture industry--understand current international trade and cultural issues and gain awareness of how international markets for agricultural products operate.