AFA Policy Institute

Each March, Agriculture Future of America hosts 40 outstanding college men and women in Washington, D.C., for the AFA Policy Institute. This program connects students to their legislative representatives and the policy process. 

Held in conjunction with Agriculture Council of America’s National Ag Day, this Institute experience allows AFA students to join NAMA, MANRRS, 4-H and FFA students for National Ag Day activities on Capitol Hill. In addition to training sessions associated with National Ag Day, the AFA delegate experience is enhanced by Institute specific activities, including visits with agriculture policy leaders. Students will also benefit from networking with like-minded students who are passionate about agriculture and the legislative process.

This Institute is open to all undergraduate students pursing agriculture-related degrees who have previously attended AFA Leaders Conference. 

For Students

Students interested in attending the AFA Policy Institute must apply and be selected for industry sponsorship. Sponsorship includes program registration and materials, lodging and meals throughout the Institute. Travel to the Institute, including parking and ground transportation is not included. 

Find more student details on our student information page.

For Industry

The AFA Policy Institute brings dedicated and motivated students to Washington, D.C. From hosting the group to serving on panels, there are many ways you and your organization can be involved in the Institute experience. 

Find more industry details on our industry information page.