Testimonial Release Agreement

I have delivered to the Agriculture and Food Systems Institute (“AFSI”) a statement or set of statements by me regarding AFSI’s programs or resources. Such statement(s), may include text, names, likenesses, artwork, images, works of authorship, and the like (collectively referred to herein as the “Testimonial”).

Grant of Permission

I hereby grant permission to AFSI, and to all legal or natural persons acting on AFSI’s behalf, full rights to use, reproduce, modify, and publish my Testimonial for the purpose of promoting AFSI and its activities, services, programs, or resources. Without limitation, AFSI has my permission to use my Testimonial for:

  • Direct mail campaigns sent to AFSI website users and users of AFSI’s distance learning programs.
  • All kinds of print advertisements.
  • Video promotions and advertisements; and
  • Promotion on the AFSI website ( and in AFSI email campaigns.

Means, Methods, and Technologies of Use

AFSI may use my Testimonial by any means, methods, and technologies now known or hereafter discovered.


I irrevocably waive all rights and release AFSI and those acting on its behalf from, and shall neither sue nor bring any proceeding against any such parties for any claim, whether now known or unknown, for any right based upon or relating to the use and utilization of the Testimonial.


I represent and warrant to AFSI that: (i) I have the power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform its obligations; and (ii) the Testimonial or any related materials will not violate the rights of any third party and will not give rise to any claim of violation of any right based upon or relating to the use of the Testimonial. I indemnify and hold harmless AFSI from any damage or cost (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), arising out of the use or distribution of the Testimonial.


This Agreement represents our entire agreement regarding the subject matter hereof and supersedes all previous representations, understandings, or agreements between the parties. No waiver, modification, or cancellation of any term or condition of this Release shall be effective unless signed in writing by AFSI and me. This Agreement shall be governed, construed, interpreted, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, USA, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. If any part of this Release is found to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the remainder of this Release. AFSI and I agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be resolved exclusively through litigation in a court located in the District of Columbia, USA. Each party hereby consents to venue and personal jurisdiction in the District of Columbia, USA.