2016 Conference Information


Agriculture’s rich history is worth building upon. It is what spurs today’s leaders to move forward rather than resting where they are. Each day, agriculturists must focus on the future, while being intentional in the present and learning from the past.

These ideals prompted the Agriculture Future of America student leaders to select the theme “History Starts Now” for the 2016 AFA Leaders Conference.

The theme chosen also pays homage to the fact that this year’s conference will include a celebration of AFA’s 20th anniversary.

This year’s event will be Nov. 3-6 in Kansas City, Missouri. 

This year, AFA will select over 700 students from across the nation to attend Conference. Delegates gain valuable experiences and relationships through opportunities to network with each other and industry professionals. Conference boasts a 3:1 student to industry professional ratio. The AFA Opportunity Fair, held in conjunction with Conference, allows students to explore internship, job, study abroad and graduate school opportunities.

If your organization is interested in partnering with AFA to support student involvement in programs such as Conference, please contact Mark Stewart.

Colleges and universities can sponsor student participation at a discounted rate. If your institution has not sponsored students in the past, special opportunities exist. Please contact Annie Storey for more information.

2016 AFA Opportunity Fair

The AFA Opportunity Fair, held in conjunction with Conference, will be on Friday, Nov. 4. More information on the Opportunity Fair for students and exhibitors can be found HERE. 


2016 Conference Registration

Registration for the 2016 AFA Leaders Conference requires prior selection. Learn more about who is eligible for Conference, sponsorship opportunities and the Conference structure. To see who is already registered please login and click the button below.

Leader in Agriculture Award Dinner

Friday, Nov. 6,  AFA students will join in celebration of agriculture with many professionals at the 2015 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. Registration for the dinner will become available summer 2015. 

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:

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