Future Agricultural Leaders Exchange

Funding Opportunity Title: Future Agricultural Leaders Exchange
Funding Opportunity Number: DOS-London-PD-2019-CA-019
Deadline for Applications: August 02, 2019, 17:00 GMT
CFDA Number: 19.451
Total Amount Available: $100,000 to 125,000

 

Program Description

The Embassy of the United States in London invites eligible organizations to submit proposals to develop and implement a two- to three-week exchange program on the topic of the U.S. livestock, dairy, and grains industry for young UK farmers, students of agricultural studies, and young people working in industries closely associated with farming in the UK.

The program should include site visits and meetings in a variety of U.S. locations of interest to the agricultural industry in the United States. The program will provide a well-rounded introduction to a range of agricultural issues and exploration of U.S. public and private sector approaches. Strictly subject to the availability of funds, the Embassy of the United States in London expects to select one program implementer for a grant award from $100,000 up to $125,000.

The implementing partner will be responsible for arranging all program logistics (international and domestic flights, accommodation, and transport) as well as the agenda of meetings, activities, and cultural events. The program should introduce them to the range of diverse agricultural practices in the United States and encourage connections between the next generation of U.S. and UK agricultural leaders as partners in trade, innovation, and exchange in best practices.

Program Objectives

The Embassy of the United States in London expects the program to:

  • Identify, inspire, and connect future agricultural leaders in the United States and United Kingdom;
  • Give participants firsthand, high-level exposure to the wide range of agricultural practices in the United States, from small family-owned organic farming through urban farming to large-scale farming operations. The focus should primarily be on livestock and dairy and give the participants the opportunity to see what the United Kingdom and United States do similarly and differently, technology uptake, marketing and value-adding with a view to identifying best practices for application in the United Kingdom;
  • Provide participants with an improved understanding of the U.S. federal system and how agricultural issues are addressed at different levels of government;
  • Give British participants first-hand cultural insights into the United States with an emphasis on countryside pursuits.

 

Participants and Audiences

The participants will be between the ages of 18 and 26 and be members of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC, which supports England and Wales) and its sister organizations: the Scottish Association of Young Farmers (SAYFC) in Scotland and Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster (YFCU) in Northern Ireland. They will be young farmers, agricultural studies students, or young people working in agricultural support industries, particularly focused on livestock and dairy industries. The participants will be selected by NFYFC in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States in London. Ideal number of participants is 10, but strong proposals for eight to 12 participants will be considered.

How To Apply & Deadline

The full details of this Funding Opportunity are available for download as a PDF (11 pages) or can be viewed online at www.Grants.gov

Instructions on how to apply are at www.Grants.gov

Applications must be received before Close of Business (17:00 GMT) on August 2nd, 2019.