News: AEC Holds 2015 ACT Professional Development Conference

Nearly 200 conference attendees pause for a photo opportunity while visiting Fancy Farms in Plant City, Florida as part of the 2015 ACT Professional Development Conference's agricultural industry tour.

The University of Florida chapter of the national agricultural communications organization, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, recently hosted the 2015 Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow Professional Development Conference in Orlando, FL on January 15-17th. Nearly 200 students, faculty and staff from 19 universities throughout the nation attended.

Students networked with industry professionals, participated in an agricultural industry tour throughout Central Florida, attended sessions on leadership and communications and had the opportunity to meet some real gators at Gatorland. A special thanks to all who joined us for this conference. 

University of Florida students strike a pose at Fancy Farms in Plant City, Florida with University of Georgia assistant professor Dr. Jessica Holt.

University of Florida and Ohio State students mingle with UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences dean, Dr. Elaine Turner.

Department of Agricultural Education and Communication alumna Morgan Taylor Norris speaks to students about starting their own businesses during the Speed Dating with Professionals event at the conference.

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