2014 AFA Leaders Conference Sponsorship Applications Available.

A catalyst invigorates a reaction to peak performance. A spark lights a blazing fire. Yet without a catalyst, essential ingredients may remain dormant. Without a spark, tinder is just dry wood. Unless activated, how can anything fulfill its potential?

This is the question the Agriculture Future of America student leaders asked themselves when selecting the theme “Activate” for the 2014 AFA Leaders Conference, which will be held Nov. 6-9 in Kansas City, Mo. College students are selected to attend Conference through a competitive application processes. Industry sponsorship applications are now open to students pursuing careers in agriculture.

Sponsorship covers program registration, curriculum materials, lodging and meals. Travel is not included. Conference sponsorship is a $1,000 value, and applications are due September 5. To learn more about Conference or to access the application, please visit www.agfuture.org/2014conference.

Student eligibility requirements:

  • Recommended 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Undergraduate student status
  • Age 17-25
  • Attending a four-year institution or articulate plans to obtain a four-year degree
  •  Possess a passion for agriculture
  • Plans to pursue a career in agriculture

This year, AFA will select 570 students from across the nation to attend Conference. Last year’s delegation represented 37 states, 80 colleges and universities and 60 majors and degree programs. Delegates gain valuable experiences and relationships through opportunities to network with each other and industry professionals. Conference boasts a 3:1 student to industry professional ratio. The AFA Opportunity Fair, held in conjunction with Conference, connects students to internship, job, study abroad and graduate school opportunities.

If your organization is interested in partnering with AFA to support student involvement in programs such as AFA Leaders Conference please contact Mark Stewart at [email protected].

Colleges and universities have the opportunity to sponsor student participation at a discounted rate. If your institution has not sponsored students in the past, special opportunities exist. Please contact Derek Mulhern at [email protected] for more information.