AgButler, a farm-labor app that aims to give farmers and ranchers access to a high-quality labor force while boosting rural economies, has debuted a collegiate ambassador program to support students who serve daily as advocates for the agricultural industry. This aims serves as a solution to the rural labor shortage in America.
Ambassadors will be tasked with helping connect laborers and employers within the app using their own personal network.
“The purpose of this inaugural collegiate ambassador program is to encourage the next generation of young people, passionate about agriculture, to stay invested in production agriculture and their rural communities,” said Kevin Johansen, Founder and CEO, AgButler. “The AgButler platform directly stems from the means of which put me through college and young adulthood as a day laborer on cattle operations across the country. My vision is for the platform to connect agricultural communities and be a tool for revitalization in rural America.”
The program will select 10 participants composed of two individuals from each of AgButler’s five regions. The ambassadors will each receive a $500 scholarship, with the potential for one ambassador to earn a $1,000 scholarship if they aid in the most connections. Each ambassador
will then be given the opportunity to use their voice to help share the AgButler platform with their region.
To apply, click on this link. Applications are due January 1, 2022. Ambassadors will be selected and contacted by January 15, 2022, and will serve through May 15, 2022. A virtual ambassador meeting will be held following the January 15 announcement, where more details will be provided.
“I grew up working on a my family farm and wanted to continue that type of work as I went through college. I believe AgButler is a platform that provides college students with access to work within multiple sectors of agriculture across the United States,” Anna Grace Parnell, a Connection Cultivator with AgButler.