Each Rockey FFAR Fellows cohort meets five times during the 3-year program and engages in 10 webinars per year. All sessions and webinars are designed to advance student non-technical skills and knowledge. The Fellows Program kicks-off with a one-week orientation session in August at North Carolina State University focused on self-assessment and self-discovery. In the spring of their second year Fellows meet in conjunction with the University Industry Consortium, a group of agriculture and life science companies and universities, in locations across the U.S. In the fall of year 2 Fellows meet for the second annual residential session focused on working within systems. A meeting in D.C. in spring of year 2 is focused on policy communications and working at the intersection of government, industry, academia, and NGO sectors. In year 3 fellows meet a final time for networking and training across cohorts.