AgCorps an I-Corps Regional Course at
American Farm Bureau Federation Convention
Salt Lake City, UT
December 2023 - January 2024
In this hybrid course (December 18 - January 26), a select group of researchers working on Agriculture technology will "get out of their comfort zone" and talk to customers at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention to identify the best product-market fit. The course begins online and culminates with a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah for AFBF Convention. Up to $5,000 (depending on team size) in travel reimbursement 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 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: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Course opens for pre-course work: Monday, December 18, 2023
Session 1: Wednesday, January 3 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Session 2a: Friday, January 5 TBD**
Session 2b: Monday, January 8 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Session 2c: Friday, January 12 TBD**
In-person in Salt Lake City, Utah*
Session 3a: Friday, January 19 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Office hours: Friday, January 19 4:00 - 7:00 PM **
Session 3b: Saturday, January 20 8:30 - 10:30 AM
Office hours: Saturday, January 20 4:00 - 7:00 PM **
Session 5a: Sunday, January 21 8:30 - 11:00 AM
Session 5b: Wednesday, January 24 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Session 6: Friday, January 26 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
*International Travel is prohibited. Reimbursement funding is only available for domestic travel. Any expenses related to international travel is ineligible for reimbursement. The NSF I-Corps program is intended for individuals within the US.
**There will be scheduled office hours meetings with teams and instructors between sessions 1 & 2b, between 2b and 3a, sessions 3a & 3b, and 3b and 5a. Meeting times will depend on the availability of the teams and the instructors.