Warner University has announced that senior Kaylee Norris has been selected to serve in the exclusive role of a National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassador for the 2015-2016 year. She was one of the 20 students chosen from colleges from around the country from the National Future Farmers of America (FFA).
This selection came after a rigorous interview process including creating a video highlighting Kaylee presenting a workshop to a middle school Ag class. Ms. Norris was heavily involved in FFA at her hometown high school in Frostproof and continues at Warner University in the new Agriculture Studies degree program. She currently serves as the 2015-2016 WU Collegiate FFA President, holds an American FFA Degree, has been on the Dean’s List every year, as well as serving as a Warner Presidential Ambassador since 2012. She has also been involved in a various sectors of Ag through her practicum courses at WU, including citrus, Ag education and Ag real estate.
Part of Kaylee’s new role will include sharing the importance of agriculture after receiving extensive training and facilitating workshops and giving presentations for audiences of all ages. This national program is designed to increase public understanding of the food, fiber and natural resource industry.
“It is our job as agriculturalists to educate the public on the agriculture industry and help them make educated decisions about the food they consume. I look forward to my year of service as a Collegiate Agriculture Ambassador,” says Kaylee Norris, senior at Warner University in Lake Wales, Fla. Ms. Norris is also receiving her Minor in Business Administration in May of 2016.