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Ben Keefer, PhD, the lead faculty member in the agriculture program at WCCC, said he appreciates the opportunity provided to the students by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union organization, which covers all the travel and conference expenses for the students.


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Ag students represent Colorado at regional conference

Two Western Colorado Community College agriculture students have been selected as part of the Colorado contingency at the College Conference on Cooperatives in Minneapolis, Minn., on February 19-22.

Megan McKee and Acer Rodgers were chosen through a statewide, competitive process. The pair will be among six students representing Colorado selected from several university-level agriculture programs in the state.

The conference is sponsored by the National Farmers Union. It is designed to give college students a thorough understanding of cooperatives, the foundations on which they are built and the career opportunities they offer. The event attracts participants from Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Montana and Colorado. The conference features presentations by cooperative leaders from all across the cooperative spectrum.

“It is a great honor to be representing Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College,” said McKee, who is double-majoring in agriculture and business management. “I look forward to participating in this educational opportunity. The skills that I will gain from this experience will help me become a successful businesswoman within the agriculture industry.”

Rodgers, an agriculture and business management student from Glade Park, said he is interested in attending this conference to better understand the cooperative model and how it could be one of the solutions for solving the ongoing food shortage issue.

“I also hope to network with larger organizations and learn about new career opportunities,” he said.

Ben Keefer, PhD, the lead faculty member in the agriculture program at WCCC, said he appreciates the opportunity provided to the students by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union organization, which covers all the travel and conference expenses for the students.

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