Becca Faulkner of Henderson graduated AgStar Program

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Becca Faulkner (center) receives a plaque from Jai Templeton, Former Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture (left) and Joe McKinnon, Tennessee Farm Bureau (right) recognizing her completion of the AgStar leadership program during the recent graduation banquet in Jackson.

Becca Faulkner of Henderson was honored March 10 for completing the AgStar leadership program. The Mission of AgStar is to empower agricultural producers and agri-business people with the leadership, technological, communication and policy skills to advance the agricultural industry and promote the quality of rural life. The program included six sessions in which the participants covered subjects such as lobbying, media communication skills, issues facing agriculture and involvement in local government. One session included a two-day trip to the State Legislature in Nashville.
Faulkner received a graduation plaque from Joe McKinnon, Tennessee Farm Bureau, and Jai Templeton, Former Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture. During the March 10 Graduation Banquet held in Jackson, Mr. Templeton spoke to the graduates about the importance of being involved in their industry and community.
AgStar is open to anyone interested in the field of agriculture in the West Tennessee area and is sponsored primarily by the West Tennessee Leadership Development Corporation. Other sponsors include Farm Credit Services, The Natural Resources Conservation Service, Tennessee Farm Bureau, Tennessee Farmers Co-op, Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council, USDA Farm Service Agency, University of Tennessee Extension, and Tennessee Department of Agriculture.