Emerging leaders
National Farmers Union invites emerging agricultural leaders (ages 18 to 25) to attend the 2023 Fall Legislative Fly-In from September 11-13 in Washington, DC! Attendees will learn about NFU, attend Congressional visits with NFU members, network with agricultural professionals, and explore the city.
Every September, Farmers Union members from across the country gather in Washington, DC for the Fall Legislative Fly-In! Attendees hear from U.S. Department of Agriculture officials, Biden Administration officials, and key Congressional leaders. Attendees will also meet with legislators from their home state to highlight their priorities, challenges they are facing, and goals for future legislation, especially the Farm Bill.

Emerging Leaders will learn about NFU in a small group of like minded peers and network with members from across the country. Participants will attend Fly-In events, with an added training focused on building leadership skills. Registrants should have an expressed interest in contributing to the NFU mission and be available to be in Washington, DC September 11 through 13. This event is free to attend, and one scholarship will be awarded for expenses of travel and lodging. Registrations are due Friday, August 4 at 11:59pm EST.

To register for the event and apply for a scholarship, please complete the form. In addition to contact information, be prepared to provide:
-A 150-250 word statement about your agriculture background.
-Information on your involvement with agricultural organizations.
-What your goals are as a leader in agriculture (500 words or less).

20 F Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20001
September 11-13
Schedule is subject to change.
Monday, September 11
Fly-In Opening and USDA Briefing
Welcome and Introductions from NFU
Remarks, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
Mission Area Panel Discussions: Marketing & Regulatory Programs; Farm Production & Conservation
Participants will line up to enter the USDA at 7:45am
Lunch Provided
Lunch with fellow Emerging Leaders Participants
Emerging Leaders Workshop
This hands-on training is designed to help you build leadership skills. In preparation for visits with legislators, you will practice sharing your story and crafting a message. These skills can be transferred back home in a variety of professional and academic settings.
Tuesday, September 12
All Day
Capitol Hill and Agency Meetings
Dinner Provided
Dinner with fellow Emerging Leaders Participants
Explore the city
Emerging Leaders will explore Washington, DC as a group. 
Wednesday, September 13
Capitol Hill and Agency Meetings
 Join us September 11-13 

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