Louisville, KY (June 4, 2014) – Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but for 95 high school juniors the emphasis on education continues.
These students, from 62 counties across the state, have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 30th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), held in two locations this month.
IFAL is a unique five-day summer leadership conference that highlights a variety of careers in agriculture while exposing high school students to a preview of college life. Participants were nominated by their county Farm Bureau board of directors with the assistance of school personnel and youth group advisors. IFAL students are among the top in their class, plan to further their education at the post-secondary level, and have an interest in pursuing a career in agriculture.
To provide conference participants with a small-group atmosphere and greater ability to learn and engage in the activities planned, IFAL is split into two identical sessions. The first is held on the campus of Murray State University, June 14-18, and the other is hosted at the University of Kentucky, June 21-25.
The 49 participants attending IFAL at the University of Kentucky include Jared Disney of Knox County.
For more information about the IFAL program, visit kyfb.com/federation.