Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference accepts 100% of UT Martin student applicants

Eight University of Tennessee at Martin agriculture students were accepted to the 2020 Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference, which was hosted virtually Nov. 11-14. The AFA Leaders Conference selects attendees based on their academic standing, community service, leadership and professional experience, making the acceptance process highly competitive for college students across the U.S. For the first time, UT Martin received a 100% acceptance rate for all students who applied. The virtual event offers undergraduate students personal and professional development opportunities through networking, job fairs, leadership panels and more. The UT Martin students accepted to the conference are Lauren Lewis, a freshman pre-vet major from Germantown; Zach Mills, a senior agriculture education major from Parsons; McKenzie Reagor, a junior agribusiness major from Karnak, Ill.; Chase Ledgerwood, a sophomore agriculture communications major from Atlanta, Ga.; Samantha Essex, a freshman agriculture education major from Crossville; Matt Hale, a sophomore agriculture engineering technology major from Manchester; Casey Bohr, a freshman agribusiness major from Mount Juliet; and Nicholas Wohlbold, a senior agribusiness major from Kansas City, Mo. Pictured (l-r) are Bohr, Reagor, Dr. Ross Pruitt, associate professor of agricultural economics and UT Martin campus liaison for AFA, Hale and Mills.


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