Young Agri-Food Leaders Network
Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Young Agri-Food Leaders Cohort
What is Farm Foundation Young Agri-Food Leaders Network?
This program seeks to actively engage emerging leaders in food and agribusiness, from ages 25-40 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. In this, our debut year, up to 10 participants will be sponsored to attend events, engage in virtual conversations, and participate in exclusive learning and networking opportunities.
What will the Young Agri-Food Leaders do?
– Develop working relationships with peers and a senior agri-food mentor.
– Attend one of two Farm Foundation Round Table meetings (in January or June), including the local food and agriculture tours during the meetings. The Farm Foundation Round Table is an invitational discussion group that brings together thought leaders from across geographic, regional and value-chain sectors to explore issues that will impact the entire food and agriculture sectors.
– Participate in at least three of seven Farm Foundation Forums via audiocast. Farm Foundation Forums are public forums, where presenters and participants examine and discuss current policies, issues and opportunities for food and agriculture.
– Spend three days on a retreat in the U.S., to meet with and learn from senior executives in the USDA, Congress, agribusinesses, commodity trade associations, and our Young Farmer Accelerators participants.