K-State fraternity hosting an agriculture workforce symposium in Manhattan on Feb. 23

The Alpha Zeta chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity will present its fourth edition of the Alpha Gamma Rho Agriculture Symposium. The event is planned for Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Town Hall of the Staley School of Leadership Studies on the campus of Kansas State University. The event is free and open to the public.

This year’s symposium topic, “Ensuring a Capable Ag Workforce,” brings together a wide variety of expert voices. This year’s panel of speakers include:

Mike Smith, chief executive officer of Ag1Source;

Allie Devine, partner at Devine & Donley;

Dalton Henry, legislative director for Congressman Roger Marshall; and

Katie Mullin, vice president, Human Resources of Farm Credit Services of America/Frontier Farm Credit.

Jason Ellis, head of the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education at Kansas State University, will serve as master of ceremonies.

“Alpha Gamma Rho is excited to spark a discussion of this important topic,” said Garrett Lister, Alpha Zeta chapter adviser. “Feeding a growing world population and making sure we have the people, knowledge and skillsets in place to do so is a monumental task. Given K-State’s prominence as a land grant university with an outstanding College of Agriculture, we believe that our alma mater and thus the Manhattan community will play a major part in rising to this challenge.”

The agriculture and business communities are welcome to attend and participate in this vital discussion to help accomplish the challenge of providing food and fiber for a growing global marketplace.

Alpha Gamma Rho is a social, professional fraternity sharing a common bond within a dynamic, global agriculture. With more than 75 chapters nationwide, AGR strives to make better men and through them a broader and better agriculture.