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Ryan Amaral

ramaral@ffa.org

317-802-4356

Lindsey Calhoun lcalhoun@ffa.org 317-802-4263

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July 12-18, 2015
Des Moines, Iowa

2015 Application

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FAQ

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Contact

ncfarmer@ffa.org

Ryan Amaral

ramaral@ffa.org

317-802-4356

Lindsey Calhoun lcalhoun@ffa.org 317-802-4263

In today's global economy, farming is an exciting, fast-paced and high-tech career. The New Century Farmer conference helps students develop their careers in production agriculture by providing them with an opportunity to advance their:

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Practical Knowledge
  • Visioning
  • Global Perspective
  • Continuous Personal Growth

The 2015 New Century Farmer Conference will be held July 12-18, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Meet the 2015 class of New Century Farmer Participants.

How to Apply

New Century Farmer is an exclusive, highly competitive program. Apply now for 2015.

Selection criteria:

  • Candidates must be currently attending or a recent graduate (within six months) of a two- or four-year college or university as well as be between the ages of 18-23.
  • Candidates must have experience in the field of production agriculture.
  • Candidates must demonstrate plans to return to a career in production agriculture through work experience, training or other activities including but not limited to academic classes, FFA involvement and/or SAE projects.
  • Candidates must be a former FFA member, a current Collegiate FFA member, or a member of the National FFA Alumni Association.

New Century Farmer FAQ

Deadline: All applications must be completed by Feb. 15, 2015, at 5 p.m. EST.

NOTE: Your application is not valid until you have successfully completed the entire process and received a printable confirmation page and an email confirmation.

Conference Agenda

During the intensive five-day conference in Des Moines, Iowa, participants will network with industry experts, presenters and each other. They will attend a series of workshops and sessions discussing topics ranging from the global marketplace to farm financing, consumer trends and managing risk.

The participants will:

  • Discover how producers can profit from value-added products and the use of technology.
  • Explore new farm business opportunities and develop new business alliances with other producers.
  • Study behavioral changes that enable young producers to overcome common challenges they will face.
  • Grow personally and professionally.
  • Establish a network with a select group of business professionals excited about production agriculture.
  • Gain an understanding of how banks view your operation.
  • Create a vision statement for your operation.

It's not all work though. Participants also:

  • Participate in a leadership/team-building ropes course.
  • Take part in field and operation tours.
  • Burn some energy at an indoor sports complex.
  • Tour the Pioneer campus.
  • Enjoy a banquet at the Meredith building, home of Successful Farming.

Sponsors

This conference is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, Case IH, CSX Corporation and Farm Credit with media partner Successful Farming as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

pioneer CASE IH






CSX Farm Credit

Media Partner:

successful farming

In today's global economy, farming is an exciting, fast-paced and high-tech career. The New Century Farmer conference helps students develop their careers in production agriculture by providing them with an opportunity to advance their:

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Practical Knowledge
  • Visioning
  • Global Perspective
  • Continuous Personal Growth

The 2015 New Century Farmer conference will be held July 12-18, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.

‚Äč Meet the 2015 class of New Century Farmer Participants.

How to Apply

New Century Farmer is an exclusive, highly competitive program. Apply now for 2015.

Selection criteria:

  • Candidates must be currently attending or a recent graduate (within six months) of a two- or four-year college or university as well as be between the ages of 18-23.
  • Candidates must have experience in the field of production agriculture.
  • Candidates must demonstrate plans to return to a career in production agriculture through work experience, training or other activities including but not limited to academic classes, FFA involvement and/or SAE projects.
  • Candidates must be a former FFA member, a current Collegiate FFA member, or a member of the National FFA Alumni Association.

New Century Farmer FAQ

Deadline: All applications must be completed by Feb. 15, 2015, at 5 p.m. EST.

NOTE: Your application is not valid until you have successfully completed the entire process and received a printable confirmation page and an email confirmation.

Conference Agenda

During the intensive five-day conference in Des Moines, Iowa, participants will network with industry experts, presenters and each other. They will attend a series of workshops and sessions discussing topics ranging from the global marketplace to farm financing, consumer trends and managing risk.

The participants will:

  • Discover how producers can profit from value-added products and the use of technology.
  • Explore new farm business opportunities and develop new business alliances with other producers.
  • Study behavioral changes that enable young producers to overcome common challenges they will face.
  • Grow personally and professionally.
  • Establish a network with a select group of business professionals excited about production agriculture.
  • Gain an understanding of how banks view your operation.
  • Create a vision statement for your operation.

It's not all work though. Participants also:

  • Participate in a leadership/team-building ropes course.
  • Take part in field and operation tours.
  • Burn some energy at an indoor sports complex.
  • Tour the Pioneer campus.
  • Enjoy a banquet at the Meredith building, home of Successful Farming.

Sponsors

This conference is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, Case IH, CSX Corporation and Farm Credit with media partner Successful Farming as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

pioneer CASE IH






CSX Farm Credit

Media Partner:

successful farming
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