Roadmap for the future The LDCP was created in 2005 after employers interviewing at Purdue repeatedly said that students with leadership skills and experiences have a competitive edge in landing a job and succeeding in the workplace. Egger takes more than fifty students to an annual leaders conference sponsored by Agriculture Future of America (AFA), an organization that creates partnerships with community leaders, corporate representatives, and educators to prepare the next generation of agricultural leaders. "Students who are a part of LDCP are ready to hit the ground running once on the job, whether an internship or full-time work," said Koewler, who hires interns and new graduate talent for corporate positions at Land O 'Lakes and is a member of the LDCP Advisory Committee.
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