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UT Martin student chosen for AFA Institute

MARTIN, Tenn. – The Agriculture Future of America Organization has released its selections for the 2023 Food Institute held in Chicago May 21-23. Victoria Holliday, a junior agriculture engineering technology major from Lexington, Kentucky, has been chosen to represent the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Victoria Holliday (Photo/University Relations)

The AFA Food Institute is geared to help students interested in food sustainability, research and development, diabetics and nutrition, and marketing and sales with industry exposure and a better knowledge of farm to table. Students selected have the opportunity to connect with major food industry companies, have dinner with AFA alumni and network with likeminded students from across the country.

In order to apply to attend the AFA Food Institute, students must be in their undergraduate studies with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and have a passion for and plan to pursue a career in food, agriculture, or natural resources. After looking at the what the institute offered, Holliday says that applying was a no-brainer.

“AFA and I both understand the importance of agriculture in the sustainment of the world,” said Holliday. “Applying for the AFA Food Institute was an easy decision because of my pursuit of becoming a food scientist. The opportunity to converse with other people who also share a passion for food science and to learn more about food science from industry leaders was something I could not pass up.”

For more information about the AFA Food Institute, visit


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