A number of opportunities are available for students to engage in the farm broadcasting community.
Student membership is available for students studying agriculture communications.
Students are invited to join NAFB members for our annual convention at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City as part of the Young Professionals Program. Since 2013, the NAFB Young Professionals Program has focused on career development and professionalism for students. We offer this program to approximately 30 college students each year. Student registration is complimentary and NAFB facilitates hotel rooms for attendees. Young Professionals follow a special track during NAFB Convention geared towards them.
At convention, Farm Credit sponsors a Social Media Corps for students. Participants are chosen through a competitive application process.
Each year, the NAFB Foundation offers several $5,000 college scholarships: the Glenn Kummerow Memorial Scholarship, the George Logan Scholarship, the Orion Samuelson Scholarship (sponsored by the CME Group), the NAFB Foundation Grow Smart Scholarship sponsored by BASF, and the CHS Scholarship sponsored by CHS, Inc. These scholarships are recognized at the National NAFB Convention, and the recipients also receive an expense-paid trip to attend the convention as part of the award. Applicants must be a college junior, senior, or graduate student prior to the application deadline and must be enrolled in or transferring to an agricultural communications curriculum with concentration and/or application in broadcast media.
Students are also encouraged to contact their local farm broadcaster about internship opportunities that may be available. Each spring, the NAFB Foundation coordinates a summer internship grant program, sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, for up to 12 stations and networks.