Ambassador Class 2017

Ambassador Scholarship

Ambassadors Learn & Network!

Ages 18-25, Ambassador Scholarship Winners have a front row seat at the NYS Agricultural Society Forum, which is the largest and oldest agricultural meeting in NYS where all sectors of the food system gather to explore topics critical to the future of NY agriculture and beyond. Either attending college or just getting started in the work force, Ambassadors have a unique opportunity to hear from and engage with industry decision-makers, who also serve as mentors. Participating as an Ambassador is a great resume builder, and will influence coursework, research opportunities and career paths.

Since 2014, over 50 Ambassadors have been selected. In 2018, the experience will take place January 3-5 in Syracuse, NY, and will include panel discussions sponsored by NYS Ag Society partners, professional development workshops, and the Annual Forum which attracts upwards of 500 attendees.

Overnight accommodations, meals and meeting registration are all free to participants, who must apply annually by November 15. First year Ambassadors may apply for a Year 2 experience.

For more information, contact Ann Shephard at 315-727-5449, Apply on-line beginning Fall 2017.

**New for Fall 2017, all applications (for 2018 Forum Ambassadors) will also be requiring a resume/CV attachment in order to be considered.**

Apply for Ambassador scholarship:

Forum Ambassador Scholarship Application

Please submit completed application by November 15.
  • Please answer the following 3 questions: (Limit each to 100 words)
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Resumes should be limited to one page. Uploading as a pdf will retain margins and layout.


Apply for 2nd year scholarship: 

Forum Ambassador Scholarship Application - 2nd Year Applicant

Please submit completed application by December 1st.
  • Please answer the following 3 questions: (Limit each to 100 words)