Future Ag Leaders Tour 2020
What's the purpose of the tour?
A five-day professional development opportunity for undergraduate juniors and seniors enrolled in Colleges of Agriculture, or are pursuing agriculture related majors across the state of Arkansas. Agriculture and agriculture related professions are the number one employer in the state. This one-week experience will enhance students’ leadership and employability skills, provide firsthand networking opportunities with potential employers, and highlight the vast resources, services, and careers available through Arkansas’ agriculture industry.
Dates: May 18 - 22, 2020
Students will arrive Sunday night, May 17, or by 8:00 AM Monday, May 18. Students will depart Friday, May 22 by 2:00 PM.
Format: This is a five-day state-wide tour.
The tour will begin at the Arkansas 4-H Vines Center in Little Rock, on Monday May 18. Participants will engage in leadership and team building activities to get to know each other and the coordinators.
Participants will also participate in professional development activities related to networking, key tips for snagging the job of their dreams, and career advancement strategies.
Each day, participants will travel across the state to pre-arranged tour sites to visit facilities and network with professionals. This will allow participants to experience first-hand the diversity of opportunities within Arkansas’ agriculture industry. Growers, producers, processors, manufacturers, educators, and research facilities will host students across Arkansas.
- Increase participant’s employability in agricultural careers
- Acquaint participants with the vast resources, market segments, and services available through Arkansas’ number one industry
- Provide participants with a “bird’s eye view” of current employment opportunities in the Arkansas agriculture industry
- Increase student’s options and opportunities by networking with future employers
Support: Coordination will be provided by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture project team, led by the Program and Staff Development Department. Monetary support for this project will be provided by industry support and the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Dr. Julie Robinson
Associate Professor, Community, Professional, and Economic Development
Call or Text: 501-733-3101