Sponsor Opportunities

Attend the AFA Leader in Agriculture Award Dinner


Each year, AFA awards the AFA Leader in Agriculture Award to two 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. The Leader in Agriculture Award Dinner provides an opportunity to celebrate these outstanding contributors to agricultural progress and youth development. Over 900 top global leaders, students and supporters of agriculture will attend to celebrate our industry and network with peers. Learn More


Become an AFA Industry Partner

The following partnership opportunities are available, which include a combination of delegate sponsorship for Conference as well as varying levels of organizational and leader development support.

• $100,000 & Above
• $50,000-$99,999
• $25,000-$49,999
• $10,000-$24,999
• $5,000-$9,999
• $1,000-$4,999 (unrestricted)

General benefits to all donors:

  • Each dollar donated is leveraged three-to-one for direct program support of students in training, academic support and career preparation
  • Donors will have opportunities to participate as program leaders in AFA’s Leader Development Programs
  • Donors will be invited to attend AFA Leader in Agriculture Award Dinner*
  • Donors will be invited to participate in the AFA Opportunity Fair held in conjunction with the AFA Leaders Conference*
  • Donors have the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with potential interns and employees
  • Donors will be recognized as an organization committed to youth development
  • Donors will receive the AFA Newsletter
  • Donors will be recognized in the AFA Annual Report

For specific information about partnership levels or to become an AFA industry partner, please contact Traci Via, president at 816-472-4232.


Here is what one current partner had to say:

“For nearly 15 years, Midwest Dairy Association has been a partner with AFA in efforts to help students gain further experience in and preparation for agriculture and agribusiness careers. Our partnership in the AFA Leaders Conference has proven to be a very worthwhile investment, and participants continue to provide us with outstanding reports on their experience at the conference. It is rewarding each year to see all the outstanding young people in attendance, and I always come away energized, knowing that agriculture’s future is in good hands.”
Kevin Stiles, Sr. VP Marketing & Partnerships
Midwest Dairy Association