Next Generation

CAFE (Careers in Ag and Food Exploration) Student Workshop

For freshman and sophomore undergraduates students at any major at 1890 land-grant institutions.


Announcing the Farm Foundation CAFE Student Workshop

The CAFE (Careers in Ag and Food Exploration) Student Workshop provides undergraduate students from 1890 land-grant institutions an opportunity to enhance their understanding of the food and agricultural sector and the myriad career opportunities available therein. Beyond cultivating additional interest and understanding in agriculture, this program will also help students with building a professional network, preparing for the job market or further education, learning about additional opportunities available to students in agriculture and related fields.

Select sessions will include goal setting, practical tips for career success, panel discussions from professionals working in agriculture and food, and visiting local farms and agriculture businesses.  Students will also have an opportunity to network with each other and guest speakers throughout the workshop.

Where Will the Workshop Take Place?

The workshop will take place at North Carolina A&T University Farm Pavilion over two days on May 20-21, 2024. 

What Is Included?

Selected students will receive full funding to cover the costs of their travel expenses to and from North Carolina A&T University, lodging expenses, and all meals during travel and the workshop.

Who Can Apply?

The CAFE Student Workshop is available to current freshmen and sophomore students from any major at 1890 land-grant institutions only.

Application Timeline

Applications Open: March 11
Applications Close: April 8
Selected Students: Notified by April 15


How Is This Program Funded?

The Farm Foundation CAFE  Student Workshop is made possible by the SAPLINGS (System Approach to Promote Learning and Innovation for the Next GenerationS) grant, in partnership with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as part of their $18.1 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Participating in this five-year project will help us to continue our work nurturing emerging food and agricultural leaders, foster strong and beneficial relationships, and encourage open and objective sharing of diverse perspectives.