A&M-Commerce Receives Grant from Agriculture Future of America

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas A&M University-Commerce is the recipient of the University Growth Initiative grant from Agriculture Future of America, a group aimed at fostering professionalism, intellectualism and entrepreneurialism through experiential opportunities for agriculture students. The University Growth Initiative was created in 2007 and provides funding for students to attend the AFA Leaders Conference, among other benefits. This is the first year for A&M-Commerce to receive the grant. Other recipients this year were Delta State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Lincoln Land Community College and Delaware State University. Three A&M-Commerce students will attend the conference with the help of these grant funds. The students are:

Emily Jennings, an Agricultural Leadership and Communications major from Maud, Texas

• Jessica Stephens, an Agricultural Leadership and Communications major from Canton, Texas

Alyssa Chapman, an Agricultural Education major from Emory, Texas

A&M-Commerce Assistant Professor Maggie Salem, Ed.D, applied for this grant and will be traveling with the students to the conference.