A camp like no other

The 10-year need for workers in agribusiness occupations totals nearly 470,000. More than 90,000 of this need is in farming occupations, including agricultural managers. Source: Regionomics

ExploreAg

The recipient of American Farm Bureau’s 2020 New Horizon Award, the ExploreAg program, in partnership with OSU Extension, offers one-week long camps, weekend camps and one day experiences for high school students free of charge. Students are immersed in hands-on learning exposing them to a multitude of careers in agriculture, including those careers in STEM.

High school students interact with and learn from internationally known teachers, scientists, and researchers. Students are hosted on college campuses such as Ohio State University and Central State University, and are introduced to various aspects of agriculture both in the classroom and through diverse hands-on learning experiences.

In addition to the classroom experience, scholars will participate in field experiences that highlight cutting-edge research, and introduce industry partners, to provide scholars with a glimpse of innovative careers in related fields.

“ExploreAg is more than just a camp, it’s awesome to get to see how broad agriculture is while having fun and making new friends. You end up learning a lot without it ever feeling like work. It’s an awesome opportunity to have fun, gain new friends, make valuable connections and maybe even find your lifelong career.” Zach Z.

 

Find your career in agriculture

About

ExploreAg introduces students to the various careers in science, engineering and technology in the food and fiber industry.

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Schedule

ExploreAg gives campers a unique opportunity to really evaluate what the agriculture careers of today and tomorrow will look like for them.

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

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