June 13–18, All dayWhere
Ohio State University, Ohio Union 1739 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210
ExploreAg Camp introduces students to the various careers in science, engineering and technology in the food and fiber industry and engages them in actively pursuing career paths that can help them become a part of the sustainable future of agriculture.
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.
The goal is that a student’s time at ExploreAg will lead them to discover a passion they may not have considered yet.
The ExploreAg program is a free, week-long experience where high school students interact with and learn from internationally known teachers, scientists, and researchers. Students are hosted on campus at the Ohio State University and are introduced to various aspects of agriculture both in the classroom and through diverse hands-on learning experiences, both on and off campus.
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 introduce industry partners, to provide scholars with a glimpse of innovative careers in related fields.
Supervision is provided at all times by faculty, staff, and four program counselors.
- Applications should be submitted ASAP to ensure a spot is available.
- Campers will be notified of selection in March.
- Scholars are selected through a competitive application process requiring:
-a completed application
-1-3-minute video submission exploring: “Please tell us about one agricultural career and why that interests you.”
- Video application should:
-Start by stating applicant name and a short introduction.
-Respond to the prompt: “Please tell us about one agricultural career and why that interests you.”
-Please note that videos will be uploaded to YouTube and shared with the selection committee and the general public
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 their vision to create a strong farm and food community for all Ohioans.
Application deadline: April 2, 2021
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**All ExploreAg programming is subject to cancellation or alternation based on the current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.**