Old Lady in the Classroom

This weekend I went to The University of Arkansas with Oklahoma State University Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow to NACT’s Professional Development Conference.

It was a trip I was a little unsure of at first but I was talked into going by one of my professors. She felt that I could learn a lot and that the networking would be good.

More importantly it was an opportunity away from school and the farm for a weekend. Yay!

I was also going to get the opportunity to hear Tim Enrst speak about his photography background and journey’s. WOW! What an amazing photographer and funny guy. He told stories of trucks, girls and bulls he came across during his night shoots.

He gives photo workshops in the Buffalo National River area in Arkansas, and I am looking forwarded to saving the money and going in the near future.

Tim Ernst Photography

Talk about inspirational! I could do some amazing inspirational photos.


Farm Olympics
Farm Olympics

The first evening we ate pizza and played farm Olympics this was a great way for people to mingle and get to know each other.

The next day was full of tours. We went to:

Tyson Foods

Tyson Headquarters

Walton’s 5 & 10 and Museum

Crystal Bridge Museum

Crystal Bridge Art Museum

On Saturday we attended workshops and a luncheon. I had an enjoyable weekend and was even recruited to be an officer for this next school year.

This trip gave me an opportunity to mingle and get a little more comfortable with my fellow classmates. Ultimately, I don’t feel so much like the “old lady in the classroom anymore”.

The weekend was full of great people, networking and experience. Thank you, University of Arkansas ACT.


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