The AFA Animal Institute is held annually in the heart of the Animal Health Corridor. This Institute is open to all college students pursuing agriculture related careers to promote understanding of the
Corridor and animal-related career opportunities, as well as to connect industry
leaders with future talent. Approximately 90 students are selected each
year to travel to Kansas City for this three-day event. The itinerary
typically includes area visits to animal health services and
business, as well as an organizational overview and welcome by staff
leadership. The event also features an industry dinner where corporate leaders
and student participants are able to connect and summarize their experiences. Following the day of industry tours, students participate in panels and discussions about various aspects of the animal industry.