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AFA Leaders Conference

November 7-10, 2024
Kansas City, MO
Applications close September 6

AFA Leaders Conference

Find your place in the future of agriculture

Join us for a four-day event where you’ll get to work on your professional skills, make connections with fellow students and hear from the folks guiding the agriculture industry today.

Grow your network
Connect with hundreds of your peers from across the country
Learn from experts
Hear from industry leaders about current trends and challenges
Explore careers
Discover internships, job opportunities, organizations, graduate programs and more
Talk shop
Discuss our constantly evolving industry with people in the know

The Conference's four Tracks, matched to your year in college, help you cultivate the six core competency areas of professional success: Relationship development, collaboration, career management, cultural EQ, interpersonal IQ, and systems thinking.

Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 1
Conference Info
In this track, freshmen apply core competencies crucial for college and career success through a lens of curiosity and self-awareness. You’ll receive training in time management and goal setting while exploring career paths in the agriculture and food industry.

November 7-10

Sheraton Crown Center
2345 McGee
Kansas City, MO 64108

Onsite parking is available at your expense. We suggest carpooling if you're within driving distance.

All meals, program materials and rooms will be paid for by AFA's partners. You are responsible for covering all incidental and parking charges added to your room.

Discounted fares
Once selected, delegates will have access to a Southwest discount code to aid in airfare cost.

Nov 7
Nov 8
Nov 9
Nov 10
1:00 P.M.
Registration and Check In
4:00 P.M.
Track Welcome & Orientation
4:45 P.M.
Dinner with Your Track
6:00 P.M.
Opening Session
7:30 P.M.
Social with AFA Alliance & Partner Socials
Attending AFA Leaders Conference has been one of the best experiences of my career. I am so immensely grateful to AFA and their partners for giving me this opportunity to attend.”
Alexis Camara
Northeastern Junior College
Speaker Highlights
Adam Carroll
Speaker, Author, Consultant at National Financial Educators
Renzo Experience
A longtime friend of AFA and legendary Leaders Conference speaker, Adam Carroll, returns to deliver his quick-witted and highly engaging message on money management for students. Adam's "Mastery of Money" session focuses on the important aspects of fiscal responsibility to assure delegates set themselves up for future financial success.
Jan Hargrave
Body Language Expert and Author
Jan Hargrave & Associates
The famous Jan Hargrave returns to her Track 2 spotlight with this incredibly fun and engaging session on nonverbal communication. She brings her years of expertise and delightful humor into a jam-packed session full of applicable information for professional and personal interactions.

Mark your calendars for future AFA Leaders Conferences:

Nov. 6-9, 2025