Explore Ag

2019 ExploreAg adds additional camps

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation is offering STEM-based camps called ExploreAg. The ExploreAg program is a FREE week-long experience for high school students where they are introduced to various aspects of agriculture, food science, environmental sciences and more, both in the classroom and through opportunities for hands-on learning both on and off campus at the Ohio State University, OSU ATI and Central State University. New this year is the addition of two camps, for a total of four, and 25 students will be accepted for each camp.

ExploreAg students will interact with and learn directly from internationally known 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.

Four immersive ExploreAg sessions will be held:

Session 1 — June 9-14 The Ohio State University Columbus Campus

Session 2 –– June 16-21 The Ohio State University Columbus Campus

Session 3 — June 23-28 The Ohio State University ATI Campus

Session 4 — July 7-12 Central State University

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.

The deadline to apply is March 30. Applicants will be asked to submit a 1 to 3 minute video stating their views on “How can technology be used to end hunger?” Students selected will be notified April 19 of their selection. 

Online Extras

Recap of 2018 ExploreAg experience

2018 ExploreAg participants

2019 Informational Flyer

Lynn Snyder 

Lynn Snyder is senior director of communications for Ohio Farm Bureau.