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Teens in their freshman-junior year should save the dates for upcoming ExploreAg sessions. ExploreAg is open to students from varied backgrounds, with diverse skills and interests, and provides them with an opportunity to explore and understand available career paths in the agriculture and food industries.
ExploreAg will be hosting two one-week-long camp sessions:
- June 13-18 at Ohio State University Columbus campus
- June 20-25 at the Ohio State University ATI campus
ExploreAg also will be hosting three, three-day sessions over a weekend in July and September. Locations are to be determined but these events will be held on a university or college campus:
- July 9-11
- July 16-18
- Sept. 10-12
During the sessions, high school students will interact with and learn from internationally known teachers, scientists and researchers and visit labs, fields and factories to learn about career opportunities in food and agriculture and related industries.
Program costs, which include on-campus accommodations, meals, staffing, course supplies, program materials and transportation have been generously sponsored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation as a part of its commitment to attracting young leaders to the agriculture industry.
Note: The goal is for all programming to be in person, however, programming is subject to cancellation or alteration based on the current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.
Having opportunities to attend leadership institutes, advocate for rural Ohioans on the state and national level, facilitate young ag professionals events, and serve in a variety of leadership positions have helped my skills grow exponentially.Growing our Generation
Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.Business Solutions
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
I was gifted the great opportunity through an Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Youth Pathways grant to run a series of summer camps here. That really expanded my vision of what ‘grow, maintain, sustain and explain’ could actually be.Farming for Good
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.Leadership development
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I hope you will consider Justices DeWine, Fischer and Kennedy to maintain common sense and an added layer of certainty that is needed to secure a viable and successful precedent for our Farm Bureau members and all of rural Ohio.Read More
‘I was able to step away from the session with many skills I cannot wait to implement in my professional and personal life.’ ~ Renee HamiltonRead More
Find resources, expert tips and timely, relevant content to help you stay in the know on the issues you face and solutions to the challenges of agriculture.Read More