Boy examining a corn plant with an expert in the feild

 

This summer, young people from across our state will come together to build a sustainable, secure food future for Ohio.

Ohio State Extension, Franklin County and the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation are excited to announce the 2020 ExploreAg camps! ExploreAg is a unique FREE camp experience for high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to explore various careers in agriculture. 

Students will interact with and learn directly from teachers, scientists and researchers. Subject areas include food science, precision agriculture, animal science, natural resources, management skills, technology, and agricultural business. In addition to the classroom experience, scholars will participate in field experiences that highlight cutting-edge research and meet industry partners to provide a glimpse of various careers in related fields. There will also be sessions focused on soft skills such as interviewing, resume building and public speaking to prepare participants for the workforce. 

ExploreAg will be offering four camp sessions in 2020!

Session 1 : June 14-19 - Ohio State University Main Campus

Session 2 : June 21-26 - Ohio State University Main Campus

Session 3 : July 5-10 - Central State University 

Session 4 : July 12-17 - Ohio State University - ATI campus

The ExploreAg camps are FREE to attend.  Program costs covered include on-campus accommodations, meals, staffing, course supplies, program materials, and transportation. Supervision is provided at all times by faculty, staff, and program counselors who are current college students in related majors.

ExploreAg Campers at John Deere Training Facility


The deadline to apply is March 6, 2020 and applicants will be notified of admittance by March 20, 2020.  Applicants will be asked to submit an application with one reference and a 1-3 minute video with the prompt: “please tell us about one agricultural career and why that interests you.” The application can be found at exploreag.org. The official ExploreAg flyer is attached. Please share this information with students, parents, teachers, and community members. If you have any further questions, please visit exploreag.org or contact Marissa Mulligan at mulligan.70@osu.edu.

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