2024 Youth Agriculture Leadership Conference

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2024 Youth Agriculture Leadership Conference


Governor Hochul will convene New York’s first-ever collaborative youth agriculture leadership conference this fall, November 13-14 in Albany. The conference will encourage collaboration among youth agriculture organizations and provide young leaders the opportunity to connect with state leaders to better understand how policy shapes the interconnected food, agriculture and natural resource industries.

Students will explore the many challenges and possibilities within these industries, connect with other students and professionals regarding their own interests and aspirations, and discover the vast array of career possibilities that await them in the future and reflect the future workforce needs of New York.

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2024 Youth Agriculture Leadership Conference

Apply to Attend

Students in 11th or 12th grade that are active members of a Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter or county 4-H program, or members of a Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) junior or collegiate chapter can apply to be considered for a funded seat at the Conference.

The future of food is your future, too.

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Develop your understanding of New York's interconnected agriculture, food and natural resources industry.
Shape discussion about the future of food in New York and for New Yorkers by sharing your experiences and perspective.
Connect with state leaders and explore how policy shapes possibility from the farm to the consumer.

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