Bison teen to serve on youth advisory council

Farm Forum

HURON — Three South Dakota teens were selected to serve on Farmers Union National Youth Advisory Council during the 2015 National Farmers Union All States Leadership Camp held in June in Bailey, Colo.

The students include: Kiana Brockel, 19, a graduate of Bison High School and the daughter of Kelvin and Jean Brockel; Jesse Carlson, 17, a Faulkton High School senior and son of Scott and Amy Carlson; and Alexandra Farber, 18, a graduate of Britton-Hecla High School and daughter of Tom and Lori Farber.

The South Dakota students make up half of the six-person team who will be representing thousands of Farmers Union youth across the country by working during the annual National Farmers Union (NFU) Convention and attending the NFU D.C. Fly-In where the youth will visit with Congressional Leaders about issues facing agriculture and rural communities throughout the nation. These young Farmers Union leaders will also help plan next year’s NFU All-States Leadership Camp.

Other students serving include: Andrew Cotter, Wisconsin; Karly Held, North Dakota; and Ali Slaughter, Wisconsin.

Since 1978, 16 South Dakota youth have served on the National Youth Advisory Council.