New York State Agricultural Society Foundation

Growing Leadership and Experience for Agriculturists of the Future

Contributors to the New York State Agricultural Society Foundation are helping youth and young adults discover careers in the agriculture, food and natural resource industry. Charitable contributions provide seed money for grassroot efforts in local communities, support the historic and influential Annual Forum of the NYS Ag Society, and fund the highly successful Ambassador Scholar program. Now in its 10th year, Ambassadors are leaders-in-training who are eager to learn, develop critical skills, and create their own professional networks. 18 to 25-years old, Ambassadors attend 3-days of programming highlighted by attendance at the Annual Forum, and a 2-day Summer Leadership Experience in alternating productions regions statewide. The program has produced over 120 alumni who are teachers, researchers, business owners, consultants, policy makers and more.  


Support the next generation of industry leaders