When better to start training the agribusiness leaders of tomorrow about the need to promote the industry, and how to do it, than right now while they are young. Indiana Pork has the right idea. They recently named two Youth Ambassadors to serve during the current year.
Two young ladies will attend several public events and have the opportunity to go one-on-one with consumers to promote the pork industry.
Here's the first youth ambassador. Meet the second ambassador who will work alongside her in tomorrow's local news here on the Indiana Prairie Farmer website.
Cameron Mann is no stranger to Pork, agriculture or leadership roles. She hails from Cloverdale. White Oak Farms is operated by her parents and other family members.
The farm was started by her grandfather, Fred Mann. Both Fred and Cameron's father are Indiana Prairie Farmer and Purdue University College of Agriculture Master Farmers. The family has a large grain operation and specializes in hog production as well. They finish out a large number of hogs each year. Cameron is well aware of how the business of agriculture works.
She is also aware of the need for leadership, and has developed her leadership skills, first at the Cloverdale FFA Chapter, and later as 2012-2013 Indiana state FFA president. She made a strong bid for a National FFA office this past November when the National FFA Convention was held in Louisville, Ky. She made the first cut of candidates from all over the country vying for the select few spots as National FFA Officers.
She's a student at Purdue University, majoring in both Agricultural Communications and Ag Sales & Marketing. She traces her passion for sharing the story of agriculture back to the family farm, and to her participation in FFA at the local, state and national level. She is also a strong 4-H member. Look for her to be a great ambassador for Indiana Pork in the coming year.