Next Generation

Young Agri-Food Leaders Program

This program seeks to actively engage emerging leaders in food and agribusiness.

Nominate a Young Agri-Food Leader

Call for Nominations: 2023 Young Agri-Food Leaders

Nominations accepted until February 8th, 2023
To be eligible for this program, individuals must be a U.S. citizen, between the ages of 25 and 40, be employed in the agri-food industry, and show significant leadership potential. Young professionals representing a wide swath of the food/ag value chain from around the US will be selected in order to assemble a diverse cohort. Leaders can be nominated by anyone who knows them well, such as managers, colleagues, etc. Young Agri-Food Leaders may also self nominate; if self nominating, letters of recommendation are highly encouraged. Nominate a Young Agri-Food Leader today.

About the Program

This program seeks to actively engage emerging leaders in food and agribusiness, from ages 25-40 years old, in a yearlong 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.

Participants are sponsored to attend events, engage in virtual conversations, and participate in exclusive learning and networking opportunities. Each participant is also connected with a senior agri-food mentor to aid in career growth and development. Young Agri-Food Leaders participate in a variety of Farm Foundation programming, including the chance to attend at least one Farm Foundation Round Table meeting and join other events such as Farm Foundation Forums.

The 2022 Young Agri-Food Leaders Cohort


Sarah Coffman
Impact Agronomist


Rachel Daniels
Research and Development Food Scientist II
Tyson Foods


Wyatt Jones
Field Sales Representative
Bayer Crop Science


Jonah A. Kolb
Moore & Warner Ag Group

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Sarah Orban
Tactical Sales Coordinator
Deere & Company

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Dr. Shandréa Stallworth
Southeast Region Organic Consultant
Rodale Institute


Alex Quinones
Group Leader for Agriculture
Broadview Capital Holdings