Farm Foundation® Call for Nominations Opens for Next Generation Programs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[OAK BROOK, Ill.]—Farm Foundation®, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, is now accepting nominations for the 2022 cohorts of two programs designed to develop the next generation of agricultural leaders.
The Young Agri-Food Leaders Network program seeks to actively engage emerging leaders in food and agribusiness, from ages 25 to 40 years old, in a year-long series of interactive learning and networking experiences, focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the food and agriculture value chain. The program also hopes to help young professionals build a strong, enduring network of peers in business, farming and government. Up to seven participants will be sponsored to attend events, engage in virtual conversations, and participate in exclusive learning and networking opportunities. More information and a link to the nomination form are available at farmfoundation.org/programs-overview/young-agri-food-leaders-network.
The Young Farmer Accelerator Program seeks to actively engage farmers from 21 to 40 years old in a year-long series of interactive learning and networking experiences, focused on gaining a deeper understanding of a wide variety of agriculture, agribusiness, and government issues. The program also hopes to help young farmers build a strong, enduring network of peers and agribusiness and government contacts. Up to seven participants will be sponsored to attend events, engage in virtual conversations, and participate in exclusive learning opportunities. More information and a link to the nomination for this program are available at farmfoundation.org/programs-overview/young-farmer-accelerator-program-2
“As shown by the success of the recently completed first cohorts of these programs, these opportunities offer young agriculture professionals unparalleled access to resources that will help accelerate their careers and provide lasting connections in the industry,” says Martha King, the foundation’s vice president of Programs and Projects.
Nominations for both programs are due by March 11, 2022. Participants can be nominated by anyone who knows them well, such as managers, colleagues, community leaders, etc. Participants may also be self-nominated.
Editor’s note: The deadline was extended from March 4 to March 11, 2022.