Story by Brooke Harshaw, ACJ, president ACT (senior)
The Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) officer team started this year with an afternoon of team-building exercises held at Manhattan Fire Department’s Headquarters Training Facility.
The students used their various skill sets to challenge themselves and each other in relay races, their leadership and guidance abilities, problem-solving skills, resource allocation and more. After the team-building exercises were completed, the officers spent time in the newly designed classroom space in Umberger Hall, where they planned out the rest of the year.
The events on the schedule for this year have included the first meeting, which started off with a resume critique for the 21 member organization. Followed by a canoeing expedition at Pottawatomie Lake #2 (Pott 2), where the students make hotdogs and s’mores and enjoyed the great outdoors.
Other ACT meetings have included business, professional and social aspects. The members have heard from speakers on design, internships and professional development opportunities. The students have taken these experiences to enhance their communication skills, including planning fundraisers, planning an educational event for children during the College of Agriculture’s Ag Adventures, visiting communications professionals throughout the Manhattan area and preparing to travel to Oklahoma State University for the annual Professional Development Conference.
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