USDA Partners with AFA to Cultivate Future Agricultural Leaders

The goal is to prepare young people for careers in agriculture in the federal sector.

Secretary Tom Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding this month with Agriculture Future of America, formally partnering to strengthen “the future competitiveness and sustainability of the U.S. agriculture industry by preparing more young people for careers in agriculture.“

“This partnership will enhance USDA’s involvement with AFA and its leadership development and education mission,” said Secretary Vilsack. “This agreement reinforces USDA’s commitment to preparing students for future careers in agriculture with an emphasis on federal sector employment.”

The partnership will collaborate on leadership development efforts, and link young leaders with career opportunities in food, agricultural science, natural resources, and related fields. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For USDA and AFA officials as they seek to develop agricultural leaders out of students.
  • For discernment for Secretary Vilsack as he collaborates with the AFA and other developmental organizations.

Sources: Department of Agriculture

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