The flagship component of the FFAR Fellowship is the week-long annual Residential Session.
Each week is designed to build on the prior sessions and to advance student non-technical skills and knowledge. Session 1: Self Discovery, is held at North Carolina State University (NCSU) for each incoming cohort. The photo gallery below is from the August 2018 and 2019 sessions held for the 2018-2022 and 2019-2023 cohorts. The third cohort will be in session at NCSU August 2-7, 2020.
The host university for Residential Session 2: System Components is Purdue University.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture in Washington, D.C., will co-host Session 3: Big Picture.
In addition to three residential sessions, students train and network in conjunction with two meetings of the University Industry Consortium, a group of agriculture and life science companies and universities.