OAK BROOK, Ill. — Farm Foundation®, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, is now accepting nominations for two Next Generation programs: The Young Farmer Accelerator and the Young Agri-Food Leaders programs. Nominations for the 2023 cohorts will be accepted until February 8.
The Young Agri-Food Leaders program began in 2020. It 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. Participants are 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/young-agri-food-leaders.
Also started in 2020, 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. Participants are 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/young-farmer-accelerator-program.
The full suite of Farm Foundation Next Generation programs have to date engaged nearly 200 promising farmers and agri-business professionals early in their careers, helping them establish critical connections that are nurtured past the current program year through the alumni network.
Nominations for both programs are due by February 8, 2023. Participants can be nominated by anyone who knows them well, such as managers, colleagues, community leaders, etc. Participants may also be self-nominated.
About Farm Foundation®
Farm Foundation is an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture. Our mission is to build trust and understanding at the intersections of agriculture and society. We accomplish this by leveraging non-partisan objective dialogue, information, and training, catalyzing solutions, and creating multi-stakeholder collaboration. Our vision is to build a future for farmers, our communities, and our world. For more information, visit farmfoundation.org.