Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow host Farm to Fork fundraising event
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) hosted its 1st annual ‘Farm to Fork’ event recently. The event consisted of a 3-mile trail run and a ‘fun run’ geared towards younger children.
Almost 50 people registered for Farm to Fork on Saturday, which started at 9:00 am. The funds raised from the event are currently being counted.
ACT advisors Dr. Wayne Atchley and Dr. Chandra Andrew, along with President Heather Brown and Vice President Jena McCall were the organizers of Farm to Fork.
Brown said the event was held to promote agriculture and raise money for this summer’s Agricultural Media Summit in Snowbird, Utah. The funds will help the organization pay for hotel rooms and meals.
“This is our only fundraiser of the year and it’s just to kind of get people involved in the community but also encourage agriculture,” Brown explained. “So, that’s why we have a petting zoo and the fun run has barrel races, like a little stick horse race and stuff like that.”
Brown says that although preparing for the event was stressful, she is satisfied with its turnout.
“It was definitely a team effort, I think everybody in our organization put forth a lot of effort and even people that weren’t officer members went above and beyond what they needed to do. So, I think our organization really came together to do this.”
All participants received a plant, a t-shirt, a Texas Beef Council bag and goody bags. Winners received trophies made out of horseshoes welded by the Agricultural Mechanics department.
Kaitlyn Corzine, a graduate student majoring in Agricultural and Consumer Sciences, finished the trail run in 1st place. Finishing in 2nd place was Croy Newell, a junior majoring in Animal Science. Tessa Arnoldy, a Stephenville resident active in CrossFit, finished in 3rd place.
Brown says ACT would like to give a “big thanks” to the sponsors of the event: Greens Creek, HEB, Ag Workers Insurance, Taco Casa, the Johanson Family, Texas Beef Council, Cross Timbers Orthopaedics, The Grove, Tarleton Rec Center, Jay Procter Farms, Laura Henson Designs, Twisted J, Pete Kominczak and Ag Texas.