Lauren Geiger, Mound City, is one of 12 top agriculture students selected for the 2011 FFA International Collegiate Agricultural Leadership Program.
A student at Kansas State University, Geiger was required to complete an application and answer numerous essay questions regarding their understanding and thoughts on international trade and marketing. She will travel to Panama and Colombia May 15-27, to study international grain marketing and trade and global agriculture.
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.
The I-CAL program was developed as a partnership with the U.S. Grains Council and The Grains Foundation.
Source: National FFA Organization