Connors State Colleges Division of Agriculture offers a unique opportunity to an elite group of agriculture students through its Agriculture Ambassadors Program. The focus of the program is to encourage and promote the development of personal growth, principled leadership, and career preparation by representing the Division of Agriculture in recruitment, collegiate, and community events.
Agriculture Ambassadors serve for one-semester, and may be reappointed to serve in succeeding semesters. To be eligible to apply for a position, the applicant must be a fulltime student pursuing an agriculture major, have earned 12 hours in residence, and have and maintain at minimum a 2.75 grade point average. The application process includes the Agriculture Ambassadors Program application, a résumé, a non-agriculture faculty evaluation, an interview(s), and feedback and insight from Division of Agriculture faculty. The program selects a minimum of six and no more than 14 students to serve as Ambassadors. A small stipend is provided to the Ambassadors to help defray the costs associated with being an advocate for the Division.
Ambassadors represent the Division of Agriculture at a variety of events throughout the academic year. These events include, but are not limited to: Junior Aggie Day, Aggie Day, Fall and Spring Bull Sale, Recycling Program, Oklahoma Youth Expo, Muskogee Regional Livestock Show, local and county fairs/livestock shows, recruitment events, and Oklahoma FFA Convention.
The Agriculture Ambassadors Program is under the advisement of Daniel Edmonds, Agriculture Instructor and Agriculture Academic Advisor in the Division of Agriculture at Connors State College.