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Animal Institute

April 23-25, 2023
Kansas City, MO
Applications Closed

AFA Animal Institute

Learn in the heart of the animal health industry

Kansas City is called American's Animal Health Corridor for a reason. Visit with leaders leaders finding new solutions in pharmaceuticals, feed manufacturing, livestock handling, pet care and more.

On-site visits
See first-hand what a career in the animal industry could look like for you
Talk it out
Discuss innovations and recent challenges in the animal sector
Explore careers
Learn about career paths and opportunities in animal health
Animal Institute
Experience Info

April 23-25

Marriott Kansas City Airport
775 Brasilia Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64153

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

Apr 23
Apr 24
Apr 25
3:00 p.m.
Mix and Mingle Registration
4:00 p.m.
Welcome and Orientation
5:00 p.m.
Kickoff Speaker: State of the Animal Industry
5:30 p.m.
State of the Animal Industry: Executive Panel Discussion
6:30 p.m.
Tour Preparation and Reflection
6:45 p.m.
Industry Networking
7:15 p.m.
Dinner with Industry Guests and Kansas City AFA Alumni
8:30 p.m.
Student Networking
8:30 p.m.
Alumni Social
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student
AFA Animal Institute was an incredible opportunity! I loved getting to tour Smithfield Foods, Dairy Farmers of America and Merck Animal Health. I was able to spend three days networking with professionals and other students and learning so much more about the agriculture industry. Every opportunity with AFA helps me so much to prepare for the future and continue to grow.”
Lydia Rockers
Oklahoma State University