AFA Student Leaders

Ready to take on a bigger role?

AFA student leaders play an integral part in nurturing relationships between AFA and college campuses, raising awareness of programs and planning AFA Leaders Conference and AFA Leader Institutes.

The Student Advisory Team helps plan and facilitate the AFA Leaders Conference and AFA Leader Institutes. Student Advisors influence the program environment and overall participant experience.

AFA Ambassadors represent AFA on college campuses around the country. They promote AFA opportunities, organize campus meetings and interact with industry professionals at various events on behalf of AFA.

Student Advisory Team

Become an AFA Student Advisor

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Comfortable with public speaking

  • Create inclusive environments and interactions

  • Work in teams, as well as independently

  • Time management skills

  • Interest in event and program management

  • Proactive mindset

  • Servant leadership

What’s in it for our Student Advisors?

You’ll receive real-world professional experience to set you up for success as a young professional and beyond. This is top-notch training you won’t get in your classrooms or internships. Plus, you’ll join a network of motivated peers to grow with into your careers.

  • Academic scholarship

  • Professional training in facilitation, public speaking, respect and inclusivity, and customer service (valued at over $1,800)

  • Tangible teamwork, event planning and leadership experience for your resume

  • Exclusive exposure to AFA partners and industry leaders through virtual and in-person events and meetings

  • Registration and travel expenses to AFA Leaders Conference

  • Travel and expenses paid to AFA meetings

  • LinkedIn badges after completion of trainings and at end of experience

Qualifications needed:

  • Undergraduate full-time student majoring in agriculture, food, natural resources or a related field who has a passion for agriculture, food, and natural resources (not graduating before Fall 2024)

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

  • Must be between 17-25 years of age

  • Must have attended at least one Track of AFA Leaders Conference before applying for the Student Advisor position

  • Passionate about AFA’s mission and can represent the organization in a professional manner

  • Have submitted an application to the 2023 Leaders Conference by Sept. 6 (separate from Student Advisory Team application)

  • Valid U.S. driver's license

Interested in applying? See here for more details.


Applications close September 27, 2023

Questions? Reach out to

2024 Student Advisory Team
Shelby Basham
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Carras Callihan
University of Colorado
Alexis Camara
West Texas A&M University
Austin Flood
Oklahoma State University
Abby Kaelin
Pennsylvania State University
Olivia Kaltenbach
Pennsylvania State University
Elizabeth Lee
Western Illinois University
Macie McPeak
Oklahoma State University
Kelsey Swearinger
South Dakota State University
Katie Zimmer
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
2024-25 Ambassadors
Kamaia Hall-Edwards
Alabama A&M University
Savannah Taylor
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Adrena Longoria
California State University - Fresno
Austen McCue
Colorado State University
Ryan Chen
Cornell University
Trey Voeller
Des Moines Area Community College
Harley Baumler
Ellsworth Community College
Luke Adams
Florida Gulf Coast University
Katelyn Davis
Fort Valley State University
Cydney Stables
Graceland University
Abbie Timmer
Huntington University
Colby Brandt
Iowa State University
Ainsley Stiles
Kansas State University
Abbygail Davis
Louisiana State University
Madelynn Steward
Murray State University
Aidee Najera
New Mexico State University
Bailey Jones
North Carolina State University
McKayla Carlson-Hughs
North Dakota State University
Hannah Anderson
Pennsylvania State University
Madisen Carns
Purdue University
Megan Nash
South Dakota State University
Haley Bode
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Niarra Anthony
Tennessee State University
Alisha Patterson
Texas A&M University
Ashlynn Rogers
Texas Tech University
Cristina Lopez
The Ohio State University
Bryce Bennett
The Ohio State University ATI
Kashmere Miller
Tuskegee University
Kiley Rico
University of Arizona
Bailey Herberger
University of Arkansas
Drew Blanton
University of Florida
Tomie Moody-St. Clair
University of Idaho
Peter Metivier
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Miranda Donnelly
University of Kentucky
Malique Fowler
University of Maryland - College Park
Sarah Treffer
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Callie Robinson
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Ben McMeeken
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Melissa Martin
University of Wyoming
Jozie Petit
West Texas A&M University