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?
As agriculturists, our rich heritage guides us. Those before us have invested in our future and ingrained undeniable strength into this industry. Yet, the way “things have always been done” is not enough. The status quo will not win. Our generation — from farm to table — cries for innovation. We must activate creativity and ingenuity to effect change.
What will catalyze this reaction?
Collaboration across all borders is necessary to break the mold and build an industry able to withstand whatever test comes next. Innovation cannot breathe unless we embrace our diversity. We must unite, in the spirit of optimism, to activate our generation. Each individual perspective is valuable to the success of the whole.
With these concepts in mind, the AFA Student Advisory Team and Campus Ambassadors chose "Activate" as the 2014 Conference theme. The Team is hard at work mapping out a leader development experience.
You can learn more about the AFA Leaders Conference experience by checking out the Conference Archive and viewing the highlights videos from past years.
2014 AFA Opportunity Fair
The AFA Opportunity Fair, held in conjunction with Conference, will be on Friday, Nov. 7. Registration for the AFA Opportunity Fair is coming soon. More
information on the Opportunity Fair for students and exhibitors can be
2014 Conference Registration
Registration for the 2014 AFA Leaders Conference is coming soon. Learn more about who is eligible for Conference, sponsorship
opportunities and the Conference structure.
2014 Attendee List
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Leader in Agriculture Award Dinner
Friday, Nov. 7
, AFA students will join in celebration of agriculture with many professionals at the 2014 Leader in Agriculture Award Dinner. Each year, AFA awards the AFA Leader in Agriculture Award
individuals who have made significant contributions within the food and
agriculture industry and have a record of supporting career and leader
development for young men and women in agriculture. Registration
for the dinner is now open.
How do I get involved?
For specific information on how to get involved with AFA Leaders Conference in the future, click on the link that best describes you: