|Bunge invests in local student|
|Wednesday, November 20, 2013 9:12 PM|
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Local student Brice Schulte, Venedocia, joined over 550 of the top collegiate agriculture students Nov. 7-10 in Kansas City, Mo. to engage in career preparation training at the Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference.
For four days, Schulte, who studies mechanical engineering at The Ohio State University, participated in soft skill training provided by agriculture, education and facilitation professionals. In the Conference environment, Schulte was surrounded by like-minded students, who are passionate about agriculture, and by agriculture professionals who have invested financially as well as relationally in these students’ lives.
Bunge is one of the organizations that partners with AFA to make this training possible. Bunge specifically invested relationally in Schulte. While at Conference, Schulte was invited to a special breakfast hosted by Bunge. During this breakfast, Bunge and Schulte were able to connect and discuss Bunge’s opportunities and Schulte’s interests. Schulte was paired with Bunge based on mutual interest.
“Bunge is a proud partner of Agriculture Future of America,” said Geri Hayes, Bunge vice president of human resources. “We continue to work with AFA supporting the mission to create partnerships that identify, encourage and support outstanding college students who are preparing for careers in the agriculture and food industry.”
Like all student delegates, Schulte was competitively selected by AFA and its partners for Conference participation and this opportunity to connect with Bunge. AFA Leaders Conference is just one collegiate and young professional leader development program offered by AFA, which exists as a catalyst in the preparation of the next generation of agriculture leaders.