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Agriculture Future of America

Preparing college men and women for careers in the agriculture and food industry.

four stars

96.76

11500 NW Ambassador Drive Suite 306
Kansas City, MO 64153
tel: (816) 472-4232   Web Site
EIN: 43-1759425

Board Leadership
K. Russell Weathers
Chair

CEO
Mark Stewart
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.76 four stars
  Financial 95.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Agriculture Future of America (AFA) is to build bridges for young leaders to foster engagement and innovation in food and agriculture.

Founded in 1996 by R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., and other agri-business leaders, AFA offers leader and career development training and scholarships for college men and women pursuing careers in food and agriculture

The mission of Agriculture Future of America (AFA) is to build bridges for young leaders to foster engagement and innovation in food and agriculture.

Founded in 1996 by R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., and other agri-business leaders, AFA offers leader and career development training and scholarships for college men and women pursuing careers in food and agriculture

Financial

four stars

95.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.37
  Program Expenses Growth 6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Agriculture Future of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Agriculture Future of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 96.76 four stars
Cornucopia Institute Incorporated (WI) 86.26 three stars
The Farm School (MA) 86.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,753,998
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,753,998
   Program Service Revenue $1,696,177
Total Primary Revenue $3,450,175
   Other Revenue $48,427
TOTAL REVENUE $3,498,602
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,988,667
   Administrative Expenses $305,480
   Fundraising Expenses $276,932
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,571,079
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-72,477
   
Net Assets $4,690,345

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Leader Development Programs $1,047,428 35.0%
Scholarships $385,037 12.9%
Experiential Opportunities $154,815 5.2%

Ratings History
Agriculture Future of America has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-02 07/01/2020 96.76 four stars
2019-02 06/01/2020 94.08 four stars
2018-02 07/01/2019 99.02 four stars
2017-02 03/01/2019 98.88 four stars
2017-02 02/01/2019 96.95 four stars
2017-02 05/01/2018 92.14 four stars
2016-02 05/01/2017 89.34 three stars
2015-02 06/01/2016 86.55 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-02 08/01/2015 83.46 three stars
2013-02 11/01/2014 86.50 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 43-1759425
Name in IRS Master File AGRICULTURE FUTURE OF AMERICA INC
NTEE Code O52
NTEE Classification Youth Development - Agricultural
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(322) FFA, FHA, 4-H club, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End February
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • February, 2018
  • February, 2017
  • February, 2016
  • February, 2015
  • February, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$170,388 4.77% Mark Stewart President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Agriculture Future of America (MO) 96.76 four stars
The Farm School (MA) 86.20 three stars
Cornucopia Institute Incorporated (WI) 86.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Agriculture Future of America
11500 NW Ambassador Drive
Suite 306
Kansas City, MO 64153
tel: (816) 472-4232
fax: (816) 472-4239
EIN: 43-1759425

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Board Leadership

K. Russell Weathers
Chair

CEO

Mark Stewart
President & CEO

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