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UWRF student meets with congressional leaders

April 8, 2015

UW-River Falls sophomore Bryce Krull, an agricultural marketing communications major from Lake Mills, Wisconsin, was one of 100 student representatives who brought agriculture’s story to Washington, D.C. on March 16-19 in honor of National Ag Day.

The student representatives from FFA, Agriculture Future of America (AFA), 4-H and Student National Agri-marketing Association (NAMA) are chosen and sponsored by Agriculture Council of America (ACA) in order to put a face on the future of agriculture and emphasize its importance in daily life.

Sponsored by AFA and ultimately selected by the ACA, Krull, along with other student representatives, attended sessions on agricultural policy, meetings with congressional members, tours of Washington D.C. and a mix-and-mingle luncheon attended by members of congress.

Krull met with Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin as well as the staff of Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson and Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner who represents Krull’s district. His schedule also initially included a meeting with Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, but because of a plane delay, he was unable to make the appointment. Krull spoke with congressional leaders about issues such as the Keystone Pipeline, immigration reform, the Great Lakes Water Act, the Clean Air Clean Water Act and the Food Safety Modernization Act.

This opportunity was especially significant for Krull, who is on the pre-law track at UWRF.

“It is my ultimate goal to run for public office,” Krull said. “I am looking to do an internship in Washington D.C. at some point and then start out in public policy as a legislative correspondent or agricultural aide to a legislator.”

For more information, contact Laura Walsh at 715-425-3535 or laura.walsh@uwrf.edu.