Agriculture Future of America provides premiere personal and professional development programs to college students and young professionals in agriculture.

These program address 21 competencies that AFA and its partners have identified as key skills for agriculture professionals. Programs are divided between the Alliance for young professionals and collegiate programs.

Collegiate Programs

AFA and its partners believe that students are leaders. Therefore, collegiate programming focuses on equipping students as leaders rather than leadership training. Professional development, agriculture exploration and networking are a part of all collegiate programs.

AFA Leaders Conference, the flagship event, is held annually in Kansas City and addresses four Tracks of personal and professional development. AFA Leader Institutes are held throughout the year in various locations and allow students to more deeply explore certain areas of agriculture. AFA also provides an online forum for networking through AFA ONTAP as well as scholarship opportunities.

AFA Leaders Conference

AFA Leader Institutes

AFA Leader Fellowship™



AFA Alliance | Young Professional Programs

The Alliance is a personal and professional organization for young men and women in agriculture. Alliance members believe agriculture is an exciting and dynamic industry and want to be part of a national network of professionals prepared for roles of leadership in their respective organizations and communities. 

The Alliance provides members with tools to prepare them for these roles through the annual Alliance Forum and various Regional Seminars.

AFA Alliance Forum

AFA Alliance Regional Seminars