Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Crop Science Teen Weekend

Cultivate: Crop Science Teen Weekend
October 24-26th, 2014

Boiled peanuts, putting practice and other agronomic mischief will be unfolding at NC State on October 24-26, 2014 for our first ever, inaugural Crop Science Teen Weekend. "Cultivate" is a brand new program that invites High school-aged youth (sophomores, juniors and seniors) to apply for a residential agronomy experience where hands-on opportunities to explore a broad range of Crop Science possibilities will abound.

Youth will delve into the process of breeding and transforming crops, try their hand at growing and harvesting a diverse selection of agronomic commodities, and discover innovative means by which Crop Science is growing a better world. Youth will visit a variety of agriculture field sites, including our NCSU Crops Teaching Garden, Agroecology Student Farm, Lonnie Poole Golf Course or maybe Carter-Finley field and others. Youth will also be introduced to career possibilities, college-making decisions and leadership development and enjoy evening entertainment and team-building activities.

Apply Now!
The cost of the weekend will be $40 with applications due Friday, October 17th. Notification of acceptance will follow shortly thereafter. Youth can apply now at: http://go.ncsu.edu/cultivate or for more information, visit the Cultivate website.

Please contact Liz Driscoll at liz_driscoll@ncsu.edu or 919.513.7346/ 919.886.3424 or Carla Cave, cccave@ncsu.edu with any questions or comments. 

Agriculture Opportunity for Rising Seniors

North Carolina Farm Bureau is pleased to sponsor 2015 Institutes for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) at NC State University in Raleigh and NC A&T State University in Greensboro the week of June 21 – 26, 2015.   This week-long program is for high school students interested in the agricultural industry.  Emphasis is placed on career opportunities, emerging technology, citizenship and leadership development.  
  1. Applicants MUST be RISING high school seniors in the upper 1/3 of their classes.
  2. Applications MUST BE SIGNED by the county Farm Bureau president.
  3. There is no tuition cost.
  4. Attendance is limited to 40 students. Selection criteria includes: 
    Grade point average Interest and experience with agriculture
    Career interest Priority will be given to Farm Bureau members
  5. Applications Due by the end of March
  6. APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THEIR ACCEPTANCE IN MAY. Students not accepted or placed on a waiting list will be notified as well. County Farm Bureaus will also receive notification of their students’ status. 

    For more information, visit www.ncfb.org