The World Food Prize Foundation

Washington Leadership Symposium

The Wallace-Carver Fellows participate in a week-long leadership symposium in Washington D.C., hosted by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Washington Leadership Symposium is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for college students to examine key domestic and global challenges, and explore the exciting opportunities available to impact agriculture, the environment, human health and science through public service.

The Wallace-Carver Fellows participate in a series of high-level briefings, tours, leadership development activities, and discussions in Washington DC with a diverse array of key government officials and American thought leaders.


2023 Washington Leadership Symposium Agenda

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center - ARS Northeast Area

  • National Agriculture Library & Special Collections Tour
  • Bee Research Lab
  • Sustainable Agriculture Systems Lab
  • Adaptive Cropping Systems Lab - Soil Plant Atmospheric Research
  • Systematic Entomology Lab - Electron and Confocal Microscopy

United States Department of State - Office of Global Food Security

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Art Museum of the Americas

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

United States Botanic Garden

United States National Arboretum

United States Department of Agriculture 

USDA Farmers Market

National Museum of Natural History, Systematic Entomology Lab, USDA


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