A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Given its extensive global network, EF is able to support agricultural programs around the globe. Past Fellows have explored a variety of topics, such as water conservation, soil health, animal husbandry, leadership training and crop rotation in Africa, Europe, South America, Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand. Unique to this program is that Agriculture Fellows pursue individually-designed programs focused on their specific topics of interest.
THE FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE
Each Fellowship begins with a leadership seminar held alongside one of EF’s international programs – providing each Fellow immediate opportunities to connect with global peers from all professional sectors and fields. USA Agriculture Fellows travel on individual schedules that are arranged according to the local agricultural calendar and their own professional obligations. In partnership with staff at Eisenhower Fellowships and a knowledgeable country coordinator, Fellows help create their own specialized itinerary. The fellowship includes meetings with experts and leaders in the Fellow’s field of interest, cultural visits and local hospitality.
The Fellowship does not end when Fellows return home. Agriculture Fellows have opportunities each year to engage with EF’s active network of global leaders. They are encouraged to collaborate on projects of shared interest, host international Fellows for homestay visits, attend events and conferences organized by EF and its Fellows and help identify future USA Agriculture Fellows.