21st century agriculturalists will be assessors of opportunities, effective communicators, managers of change and lifelong learners. These leaders will establish a new level of professionalism for the agriculture and food industry.
Agriculture Future of America supports leader development through a
comprehensive training program. The foundation of AFA’s training is the
AFA Leaders Conference
where men and women preparing for a career in
agriculture learn from current industry leaders.
AFA also supports leader development through career-specific AFA Leader Institutes
and the Online Network of Tomorrow's Agricultural Professionals
Web conference series.
Leader development is a critical component of a student’s portfolio. Students develop leadership skills through formal training and through their involvement in school and community organizations, teams, clubs and committees.