Become A Coach
Why become a coach?
Continue to deepen or develop mentoring and supervisory skills.
Promote companies and programs to students.
Develop a student or young professional network.
Give back to students by volunteering time with AFA.
Three years of post-collegiate work experience
Able to volunteer and commit to the process 18-36 months
Complete the AFA Leader Fellowship Coach Training
Employed in an agriculture or food organization, preferred
And, of course, a strong base of ethics and service
Coaches meet with their student telephonically or in person dependent upon location. The student must meet with their coach a minimum of four times but we find that these partnerships tend to be meeting more frequently.
What can you do for a student?
Help guide a student to become a marketable candidate fresh out of college.
Provide advice, information or support in agriculture, food sciences and natural resources.
Clearly, the program is rigorous. Students who complete the program should expect accelerated development, a broader network and enhanced capability across competencies.
The next step for becoming a coach is completing coach training. Please note the upcoming coach training dates. If you do not see one that meets your needs, check back often, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.