Are you interested in learning more about crop and soil science? Or maybe planning on having a career in a related field? Apply today for the AFA Crop Science Institute held in Sacramento, CA, July 24-26. AFA will be selecting approximately 75 passionate, talented and committed students who are future leaders in the industry to take part in the Crop Science Institute. Applications are due Friday, April 8th at 11:59 p.m. CDT and can be found at www.agfuture.org/cropscience2016.
Wondering why you should attend the AFA Crop Science Institute? Watch last year’s wrap-up video highlighting key takeaways and check out these benefits:
- Networking: At the AFA Crop Science Institute you will network with other highly talented students interested in crop and soil sciences from across the nation. Not only that, but you will also get to interact with recognized leaders in the industry. From year to year, you will continue to work with these individuals.
- Industry Tours: During the institute, one day will be committed to you learning the scope of careers within the agronomy, crop and soil sciences industry. This means you will interact with professionals all across the sector. From fertilizers and seed to marketing and commodity groups, you will see a slice of the industry!
- Soft Skill Development: While networking is important, so are the skills to do the job. At the AFA Crop Science Institute, they will take time to help train you in just a few of the important soft skills you’ll use as a professional in the industry.
- The AFA High: There is no way you can leave the Institute without being excited about agriculture and the future. AFA helps you define your future goals and hone your skills. When you go back to campus, you will be able to make more meaning of why you are on campus – whether you are in class or in a club meeting.
If you would like to attend the AFA Crop Science Institute, you should apply through the online application. AFA’s industry partners will cover your registration, lodging and meals during the Institute. The only thing you will have to cover is your travel, but talk to me about carpooling or travel resources from our campus. Learn more and apply at www.agfuture.org/cropscience2016. Applications are due on April 8th!
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, or Jessica Wright with AFA at Jessica.Wright@agfuture.org.