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Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science student Giulianna Kukor '23 was recently selected to serve as an Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Ambassador on the Cornell University campus. In this role, Kukor will work to build bridges among her peers that foster engagement and innovation in food, agriculture and natural resources.

AFA is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing undergraduate students into the next generation of leaders for the food, agriculture and natural resources industry. Kukor and her fellow Ambassadors will interact with agribusiness leaders, campus faculty and fellow students as they represent AFA.

“AFA has provided me with connections to so many agriculture professionals,” says Kukor. “Without these relationships, I never would have accepted or known about the opportunities I am pursuing now.”

Kukor and 31 additional Ambassadors were selected through a competitive application and interview process. In addition to her top-notch application and commitment to Sigma Alpha sorority and the Cornell University Dairy Science Club, Kukor has an undeniable drive to be successful as an AFA Ambassador.

During their year of service, the Ambassadors will increase awareness of AFA programs on their campuses. The health of AFA’s relationship with a college campus relies heavily on the work of Ambassadors. Kukor says she is looking forward to advocating on behalf of AFA.

“I am excited to communicate AFA’s opportunities to my peers," says Kukor. “AFA has provided me so many valuable experiences and I want other students to have those same opportunities.”

About Agriculture Future of America

AFA builds bridges for young leaders to foster engagement and innovation in food and agriculture. With program participation increasing 28% in the last five years, AFA has provided more than 24,000 leader development experiences to college leaders and young professionals from more than 200 colleges and universities throughout 43 states since its inception in 1996. AFA has awarded more than $11 million in academic and leader development scholarships.


This article was originally published by Agriculture Future of America. Becca Frazier is the media contact.

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