AREC Undergrads Attend AG Forum 2024

May 8, 2024

Two AREC juniors attend the 28th Annual AG Forum in Phoenix, AZ for presentations on agriculture and economic topics.


Two undergrad students, from the Agribusiness Economics & Management (ABEM) degree program in AREC, traveled to Phoenix, AZ on March 1st, 2024 for the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) 28th Annual AG Forum. The students spent a day observing discussions and presentations about trends in agriculture and real estate in Arizona, water supply, state and regional economic outlook, and much more. Read here about the students’ personal experiences at the forum and what sparked their interest for future endeavors. 

AREC extends its gratitude to Tom Schorr, from the ASFMRA group, for inviting and welcoming our UArizona Wildcats and for the generous support in funding the students’ registration fees to attend. 

Cooper Bell, ABEM 

“Attending the Arizona ASFMRA forum was one of the best decisions I have made at the University of Arizona during the career search process. Initially, I had no idea what to expect, as this was my first event of this kind aside from career fairs on campus. I went in with an open mind and was very pleasantly surprised. At the forum, I made connections with multiple potential employers for the future and received advice on how to better pursue a career after I graduate. I talked to professionals in numerous different fields of expertise, such as appraisers, farmers, financial advisors, and district managers. These conversations expanded my knowledge of the career possibilities within my major far beyond my previous conjecture. Altogether, this event was worthwhile and enlightening, and an opportunity I would recommend to other students without hesitation. I am eager to attend this event and any other related events in the future.” 

Anvar Sanaev, ABEM 

“The 28th annual AG Forum was a great opportunity to network and meet with agribusiness experts and also learn a lot about the current challenges this field is experiencing in the state of Arizona. By talking with professionals from the banking industry, politics, and business, I was able to broaden my knowledge with exclusive and important concepts within the industry. Most importantly, all the attendants and organizers were so kind and very welcoming. Everyone was interested to learn about each other, which made the networking and learning experience even smoother.”