Future Leaders in Agriculture Program

The USDA Future Leaders in Agriculture Program selects undergraduate and graduate students in agriculture-related studies for a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C. During their visit, students will attend the Outlook Forum and take part in a USDA briefing, discuss career opportunities with agriculture leaders in academia, government, and industry, and tour the nation’s capital. Winners receive free registration, transportation, and lodging.

Apply here for this real-world training experience in agribusiness, scientific research, and agricultural policy.

For questions about the Future Leaders Program and application process, please contact Lisa Purnell (lisa.purnell@usda.gov)


2020 Program Description and Application

Previous Winners in the News


For More Information, please contact: Lisa Purnell

USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture