Learn about new technologies and production practices and make connections with young U.S. agricultural leaders during an intensive 18-day fellowship in the United States. 

 

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Location:

The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, and Washington, D.C.

Fellowship Highlights:

  • Observe first-hand U.S. agricultural production practices with an emphasis on livestock, dairy, and grain industries. Visits will include family-owned farms, organic operations, and large scale commercial operations.
  • Meet with regulatory officials and trade groups, including representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and livestock and dairy producer associations.
  • Participate in cultural activities, including a homestay with a local U.S. family and social activities to build connections and explore rural life in the United States.
  • Visit U.S. national landmarks in Washington D.C.
  • Develop leadership skills with the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.

What the Fellowship Pays For: 

The cost of airfare, ground transportation, visa fees, meals, all instruction, and single-occupancy lodging.

Eligibility:

Applicants must certify that they are eligible for a U.S. visa.        

 

Fellows will be between the ages of 18 and 26 and be members of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC), the Scottish Association of Young Farmers (SAYFC), or the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU).

    

APPLICATION: To be considered, applicants must be nominated by the NFYFC, SAYFC or YFCU. Applicants interested in nomination must complete the application found here, including uploading two letters of recommendation, no later than February 9, 2020 at 11:59pm GMT. Questions regarding the application process may be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than February 7th, 2020. For technical difficulties with the application form, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

This Fellowship opportunity is paid for by the United States Department of State, through the Embassy of the United States in London.