NEXTGEN Scholars

SDSU brings together more than 32 internal and external partners, including four USDA agencies and three Mexico-based universities, to expand and diversify the workforce in food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences (FANH) by graduating inspired undergraduate and graduate students eligible to join the USDA FANH workforce in positions ranging from entry-level to leadership.

Experiential, classroom-based learning and research-oriented solutions will bridge practices and knowledge of Historically Excluded Communities (HEC) with new strategies for regenerative agriculture addressing climate change, environmental degradation, food insecurity and poverty.

Participants will be students from Indigenous, immigrant and Mexican-origin HECs along the U.S.-Mexico border. Fifty scholarships will be provided to tribal students participating in workshops.

This project is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's "From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agriculture Professionals Program" (NextGen).