Agriculture Future of America and Farm Journal Announce Long-Term Partnership

April 20, 2021

KANSAS CITY, MO. (April 20, 2021) — As Agriculture Future of America (AFA) celebrates its 25th anniversary, Farm Journal elevates its support of the organization to a new level. With the establishment of a long-term, exclusive partnership, Farm Journal and AFA will collaborate to enhance AFA’s outreach to students while supporting connections with the agricultural industry and, at the same time, allowing Farm Journal to further strengthen its network of young professionals.

“Farm Journal has been a long-standing supporter of AFA, and we are thrilled to welcome them as a partner,” said Mark Stewart, AFA president and CEO. “The partnership, which tightly aligns with our mission, heightens both organizations’ dedication to building transformational leaders in food and agriculture.”

As part of the partnership, Farm Journal will provide media support for a campaign that highlights AFA alumni and provides greater visibility to the organization. The two organizations will work closely in multiple industry events, broadening the opportunities for student and industry intersections.

“Partnering with AFA allows us to share the good work AFA is doing to prepare students as the next generation of leaders,” said Charlene Finck, Farm Journal president. “We’re proud to support three AFA scholarships and increase our involvement with the organization.”

In addition to this partnership, AFA will work closely with the Farm Journal Foundation to promote the nonprofit’s University Speakers Series to the broad base of college students AFA serves.

About Agriculture Future of America

AFA builds bridges for young leaders to foster engagement and innovation in food and agriculture. With program participation increasing 28% in the last five years, AFA has provided 21,000 leader development experiences to college leaders and young professionals from more than 200 colleges and universities throughout 43 states since its inception in 1996. AFA has awarded more than $10 million in academic and leader development scholarships. For more information about AFA, visit

About Farm Journal

Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 145 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.