Date(s) - July 9, 2023 - July 14, 2023
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Ohio Farm Bureau’s signature ag literacy and workforce development program, ExploreAg, offers FREE week, multi-day and day-long immersion programs for high-school students. In ExploreAg, teens learn about agriculture and related STEM fields from industry experts, scientists, and educators. Participants visit locations like Kroger and Bob Evans, manufacturers like John Deere and Certified Angus Beef, and research laboratories at OSU, Wilmington and Findlay. Youth are able to develop their leadership and collaboration skills and prepare for college and further careers.

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 programs are free.

2023 Information

Three weeklong camps are being planned for 2023, and four mini camps.

Weeklong camps:

  • OSU Columbus Campus, June 11-16
  • OSU Wooster Campus, June 18-23
  • University of Findlay, July 9-14

Mini Camps:

  • Wilmington College June 4-7
  • COLT Electric Lineman Training, June 9
  • Rio Grande, June 30
  • Hocking College, July 31 – Aug. 2
New in 2023: Parent Information Sessions

Parent Q&A Zoom sessions will take place Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. and March 8 at 6 p.m. Register, and the Zoom link will be sent to participants via email.

These one-of-a-kind STEM camps will engage students in the various careers in science, engineering and technology in the food, fuel, and fiber industry that will
be needed to face our world’s challenges. Through hands-on tours and activities in state-of-the-art laboratories, campers will get a unique look at what careers in STEM can entail. Days will be filled with learning from the top agricultural science companies and researchers at some of Ohio’s major colleges and universities.

Campers will have the opportunity to network with leaders in the industry while gaining a new perspective on the variety of careers available to them in Ohio related to food, fuel, and fiber production. At the end of each day, counselors will lead the students in leadership development activities and programs to show them how to prepare for college and their future careers.

Students will be challenged through various activities to discuss current scientific issues facing Ohio and the world. Daily activities will engage them as they critically think through such issues.


Apply by April 10, 2023.

Scholars are selected through a competitive application process requiring a completed application and one reference that is not a friend or family member.