We provide professional-development learning opportunities and mentoring / coaching designed to enhance the capacity of organizations. The objective is to develop and deliver a body of learning tools of broad relevance for use by individuals and organizations to develop skills to provide effective leadership for their organization.


AFC’s Agriculture Industry Leadership Academy Policy course teaches industry engagement, goal setting, and empowering industry groups with clear intent, following standards and practices to better their chances of successful outcomes when engaging with government.

We will:               

  • Review your organizational goals
  • Survey the landscape
  • Assess organizational capability
  • Develop strategies for success
  • Explore networking tips for better results
  • Develop real-world skills
  • Set achievable measures

Join us and learn how to achieve your goals in the agriculture and food sector.

Communication & Engagement

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Communication is an integral roll in any organization. We will explore several areas at an introductory, in-depth and advance level. This series is design to enhance your skills in the following areas:

  • Communications Planning
  • Social Media
  • Website Development
  • Webinars
  • Interviews & Storytelling

The program consists of webinars, in-person courses and one-on-one coaching. Please see the schedule here.

The Farming Smarter board and crew were very impressed with the Leadership Training that we received through AFC. The insights, attention to detail and practical application of the knowledge gained will be tremendously helpful towards meeting our objectives. We look forward to further developing our skills and putting our new knowledge to work.
— Ken Coles, Farming Smarter