Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.513.7346/ 919.886.3424 or Carla Cave, email@example.com with any questions or comments.
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.
- Applicants MUST be RISING high school seniors in the upper 1/3 of their classes.
Applications MUST BE SIGNED by the county Farm Bureau president.
There is no tuition cost.
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
Applications Due by the end of March
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