2019 Ambassadors

Ambassador applications due 11/15 each year

NYS Agricultural Society Foundation Ambassadors are leaders-in-training, soon to inherit guardianship of the agricultural and food industry and the weight of ensuring a profitable, sustainable course for the industry’s diverse stakeholders. Ambassadors are 18-25 years old, eager to sharpen their professional skills, learn and connect. They’re college students or newly employed actively investigating a future in agriculture. An Ambassador experience can help shape academic, research and career paths. In addition to attending the NYS Ag Society Annual Forum, Ambassadors also participate in a summer leadership experience. 

Our 2019 class includes:
• 9 college students representing Cornell University and SUNY Cobleskill studying agricultural business, communications, and plant/animal/agricultural sciences.
• 7 are employed with Grow NYC, Hudson Valley Fresh Dairy LLC, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Dairy Farmers of America, and PRO-DAIRY
• Over 50% are 19 to 20 years old
• 2 reside in the Metro New York region


    2019 Summer Leadership Experience

    The NYS Ag Society Foundation invites college students and young professionals (ages 18-25) to join us July 8-9 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

    Registration for current and former Ambassadors is free of charge which includes a double occupancy hotel room and all of your meals. (Those who have not been an Ambassador are also able to register for the experience, and the cost will be $50.) 

    Please share this opportunity with your network and peers! Register using the link below by June 28, 2019.

    Apply for the 2020 Ambassador Class:

    Click here to apply as a first year participant:1st year Ambassador Scholarship
    Click here to apply as a second year participant: 2nd year Ambassador Scholarship