Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Farm Foundation: January 2022 Cultivator Program

A unique opportunity for current undergraduate or graduate students of agriculture to attend the highly regarded Farm Foundation Round Table through our Cultivator program.

Up to six undergraduate or graduate students from an accredited North American college or university will be selected from a competitive pool of applicants to participate in the January 2022 Farm Foundation Round Table meeting, taking place over January 11 – January 14, 2022 in Delray Beach, Florida.

A program of Farm Foundation, Round Table is an invitational group of approximately 150 C-suite food and agricultural leaders and their guests who meet semi-annually to discuss issues of importance to agribusiness, the food system and rural communities. The sessions are intended to provide ideas and learning experiences that participants may use in their own activities. The program for the January 2022 meeting will focus on Resilience for Success: Agriculture’s Enduring Impact. Sessions will focus on resilience within agricultural supply chains, market resilience and agricultural trade, environmental resilience with a focus on water and issues impacting Florida, and other topics such as resilience in labor markets and new innovative technologies.

Cultivators would be expected to attend an orientation on Tuesday, January 11 and would participate in a day-long tour of agriculture-related sites around southeast Florida on Wednesday, January 12. On Thursday, January 13, Cultivators will give a brief research presentation over breakfast, and have opportunities throughout the meeting to share their research and network throughout the meeting.

Students selected for the Cultivator Program will receive an award that will cover all hotel and registration expenses. The nominating university or college will be responsible for the student’s other travel expenses, including flights, other transportation, and incidental travel expenses. If a selected student from a nominating school is unable to attend the Round Table for any reason, another student will be named in their place. Participation requirements include attending each virtual Round Table session, actively engaging with Round Table participants throughout the meeting, and making a brief (approximately 5-8 minute) presentation on an area of research related to the meeting’s theme. We are especially interested in presentations that touch on issues related to resilience in agriculture such as: labor markets, supply chains, environment, and trade.

To nominate a student, please read through the attached FAQ, and submit a nomination form by Friday, November 5. Selectees will be notified by November 19, 2021.

We look forward to welcoming the best and brightest agriculture students to this important and prestigious gathering this winter!

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