AFA Animal Institute

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.

For Students

Students interested in attending the AFA Animal Institute must apply and be selected for industry sponsorship. Participants are selected based on industry and leadership involvement, career goal and articulation of the benefit of the program to their career development. This opportunity is currently available to full-time students pursuing a 4-year degree with intentions on entering the workforce in an agricultural related profession. Sponsorship includes program registration and materials, lodging and meals throughout the Institute. Travel to the Institute and ground transportation is not included.  

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For Industry

Connect with top talent in your own backyard! Don't miss this chance to get involved with the AFA Animal Institute. From hosting a tour group at your location to serving on a round table or panel, there are many ways for you and your organization to be involved in the Institute experience. 

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