The Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow will host a trivia night April 4 at Bradford Research Farm to raise awareness of agriculture topics, while raising money for the organization. The ACT trivia night will consist of 10 rounds, with 10 agriculture-related questions per round. The public, students, faculty and alumni can create teams of six people at $10 per person to participate. Individuals not already part of a team will be organized into teams at the event
“Our hope is to educate others about agriculture in a fun way,” said Kari Weis, ACT fundraising chair.
The doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia rounds will begin at 7 p.m. There will be attendance prizes and drawings throughout the night. In addition, the top two teams will win cash prizes.
The money raised at the event will support travel to professional development activities for ACT members. The first of these is the Agricultural Media Summit in Indianapolis, Ind., this July. The Ag Media Summit is the largest meeting in the United States of the agriculture industry’s editors, writers, photographers, publishers and communication specialists. In the coming school year, ACT members will attend the National ACT Professional Development Conference and the Livestock Publications Council Speed Networking meeting.
“The neat thing about the Ag Media Summit is that we not only get to learn from the leading communicators in the agriculture industry, but we also get to learn with them,” said Courtney Leeper, this year’s ACT president.
The purpose of ACT is to give science and agricultural journalism and communications-interested students professional development and networking opportunities. ACT accomplishes this through their trips to the Ag Media Summit and the Professional Development Conference.
“It has been exciting to see the younger members get involved this year and start attending conferences and leading new events,” Leeper said.
In addition to professional development activities, ACT also participates in service activities. Ashley Craft and Maria Kalaitzandonakes are the coordinators of the ACT team for the Central Missouri Food Bank’s Float Your Boat event April 12. Participating groups build cardboard boats and race them on the lake at the Columbia Bass Pro Shop to raise money for the Central Missouri Food Bank.
For more information about ACT’s Trivia night, go to the Mizzou ACT Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/228016944056991/.