UACES Facebook Registration for 2024 Future Ag Leaders program now open
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Registration for 2024 Future Ag Leaders program now open

Feb. 16, 2024

By Mary Hightower
U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts:

  • 2024 tour runs May 13-17
  • Tour will provide industry overview, networking opportunities
  • Registration limited to 50, no cost to attend 
  • Register online 

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LITTLE ROCK — Registration for the 2024 Arkansas Future Ag Leaders Tour is now open for college undergraduate juniors and seniors.

LEADING THE WAY — Julie Robinson, associate professor-community, professional and economic development for the Division of Agriculture, developed the Arkansas Future Ag Leaders Tour. (Division of Agriculture photo.)

This year’s tour, from May 13-17, will give participants an overview of the agriculture industry in Arkansas, plus an opportunity to make key connections with future employers or collaborators.

The program is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors enrolled in colleges of agriculture or pursuing agriculture-related majors within the state of Arkansas can register for one of 50 spots. There is no cost to participate. A full schedule of stops and sponsors will be released later this spring. Participants can register online.

The program was developed by Julie Robinson, associate professor-community, professional and economic development, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

“We wanted a program to help develop the next generation of leaders in Arkansas agriculture,” Robinson said. “During this week, our Future Ag Leaders will travel the state to see the various flavors of agriculture in Arkansas, better understand related regulations and policies, as well as meet the people who might become employers or collaborators their efforts to advance the industry.”

For more information, visit the Cooperative Extension Service’s Arkansas Future Ag Leaders page, or contact Julie Robinson at

To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit Follow us on X and Instagram at @AR_Extension. To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: Follow on X at @ArkAgResearch. To learn more about the Division of Agriculture, visit Follow us on X at @AgInArk.

Registration is now open for the Future Ag Leaders tour. (U of A System Division of Agriculture graphic).


About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media contact: Mary Hightower