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The Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) is a 19-month executive development opportunity for men and women who want to shape the future of the agriculture and food industry and make a positive difference in rural communities across Ontario.
Creating a positive perception of Canadian agriculture is a big job that can’t be done by a few people. Ag More Than Ever is an industry-driven cause that needs all of us to work together – from corporations and associations to farms and individuals - to improve perceptions and create positive dialogue about Canadian agriculture. Our partners come from many different backgrounds to support one great industry.
AFA's mission is to build bridges for young leaders to foster engagement and innovation in food and agriculture. Founded in 1996 by R. Crosby Kemper and other agri-business leaders, AFA offers leader and career development training to young professionals and college students pursuing careers in agriculture and food.
Alpha Zeta (www.alphazeta.org) is a professional fraternity of men and women whose educational objectives and/or careers fall within the broadly defined field of agriculture. AgCareers.com gives you the ability to search for Alpha Zeta member resumes.
The National FFA Organization is growing the next generation of leaders who will change the world. FFA is the premier youth organization preparing members for leadership and careers in science, business and technology of agriculture.
JAG (www.jag.org) Jobs for America's Graduates, or JAG, is a school-to-career program implemented in 700 highschools, alternative schools, community colleges, and middle schools across the country and United Kingdom. JAG's mission is to keep young people in school through graduation and provide work-based learning experiences that will lead to career advancement opportunities or to enroll in a postsecondary institution that leads to a rewarding career.
The National Society for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (www.manrrs.org) is a national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic group participation in agricultural and related sciences careers.
PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ) is the first stand-alone global affiliate of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA Global) - the leading global fresh produce trade association serving member companies around the world, from Salinas to Sydney, and every segment of the fresh fruit, vegetable, and floral supply chain.
By working across the whole supply chain, PMA A-NZ strives to assist businesses to increase their sales of fresh and safe produce to regional and global consumers and develop their internal business capabilities through motivated and skilled employees.
Created in 2005 as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Center for Growing Talent by PMA is growing the produce and floral industry's future by delivering education programs and networking events that attract, develop and retain top talent to secure a strong workforce for the global produce and floral industry.
Agricultural education teaches students about agriculture, food and natural resources. Through these subjects, agricultural educators teach students a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology. Currently there is a national shortage of agricultural educators: there will be hundreds of unfilled positions across the United States this year, simply because not enough students are choosing to be agricultural educators.