The private sector is a leader in advancing agricultural enterprise, science and engineering. It employs and funds some of the most exciting and innovative research in the field. The next generation of skilled agri-food leaders is needed to sustain this momentum and make the food system ever more sustainable, especially in face of climate change. A myriad of programs encourages young people the opportunity to train, be mentored and accelerated into leadership in the sector. Explore some of these programs and discuss how to improve them.