Ag-Corps at AFBF hosted by Cornell University

December 2022 - January 2023
Course Overview In this hybrid course (December 5 - January 20), a select group of agriculture researchers working on deep tech innovations will "get out of their comfort zone" and talk to customers at the American Farm Bureau Federation conference to identify the best product-market fit. The course begins online and culminates with a trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the AFBF Convention. Travel funding will be available for accepted teams. You may apply with a team of 1-3 people. Teams may not split attendance between members. Please only include the members of your team that will be fully participating in the course. All team members are required to attend and participate fully in every course session (virtual and in person) and complete all coursework. This is important for two reasons: 1) Course learning is cumulative 2) Only team members who personally complete the full course can be considered for NSF lineage and a nomination for national I-Corps Teams

Application Closes: Thursday, December 1

Course Dates

Course opens for pre-course work: Monday, December 5 Session 1 (Virtual): Monday, December 12 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session 2a (Virtual): Wednesday, December 14 TBD Office Hours * Session 2b (Virtual): Wednesday, December 21 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session 2c (Virtual): Tues. & Wed., Jan. 3-4 TBD Office Hours * Session 3a (At AFBF): Friday, January 6 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Session 3b (At AFBF): Saturday, January 7 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Session 4 (At AFBF): Saturday, January 7 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM * Session 5a (At AFBF): Sunday, January 8 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Session 5b (Virtual): Friday, January 13 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session 6 (Virtual): Friday, January 20 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM *For sessions 2a, 2c, and 4 each team will meet with the instructors for a 30 minute check-in. Meeting times will depend on the availability of the teams and the instructors.
Application Questions


Please address: What does your technology do? How does it work? Why do you believe it is innovative?

Describe the customer need that you believe will be met by the proposed innovation.




Who needs your solution and is willing to pay for it?


N/A if your team is not affiliated with a university.

N/A if your team is not affiliated with an incubator/accelerator.


Team Lead Information




Team Member Information
Please only include the members of your team that will be fully participating in the course in this section. 










Advisors and Other Colleagues






By selecting "Yes," you are agreeing to provide IN I-Corps with data about your business activities and agreeing to meet all regional course requirements below.1. All team members listed above will attend and participate fully in every course session 2. All team members will complete the required coursework