4-H Ag Career Trip to NY!

UNH Cooperative Extension and 4-H are planning a youth agriculture field trip for August 10-13, 2010. But you don’t have to be a 4-H member to participate. Read their announcement to find out more:

Are you a teenager envisioning a career in agriculture? Are you interested in farming and the industries that support it? Do you want to learn more about organic farming, food systems, agribusiness, and financing?

Join the 4-H Agriculture Career Trip August 10-13 to western New York, to have fun, and learn how! The trip will explore career directions in the produce, dairy, and livestock industries, visit Empire Farms Days, and see some of the latest technology and techniques for farm management.
 
Mike Young, trip organizer and UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development educator, said “I am excited about this trip because it provides an opportunity for a group of youth to explore a variety of organizations and business models within the context of a fun road-trip. While we certainly hope that some youth will take home some concrete ideas about how to proceed with a career in agriculture, most of all we are hoping to spark their curiosity about the incredible spectrum of possibilities.”
 
The trip is planned for August 10-13 with a cost of $150 per person including food, transportation and lodging. It is open to all youth, 4-H members and non-members, in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, ages 13 up. The reasonable cost or the trip has been made possible by funding provided by Farm Credit East, Stonyfield Farm, and the 4-H Foundation of New Hampshire.
 
For more information, contact: visit UNH Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Agriculture Trip web page at: http://bit.ly/4HAgTrip. or call Mike Young at (603) 679-5616.
 
Deadline to sign up is July 2. Register on-line at
https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=7311.
 
If Internet access is unavailable, call (603) 679-5616 for a registration form. Parents and leaders are welcome; the trip needs responsible and fun adults to volunteer as chaperones.
 
UNH Cooperative Extension provides New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources, and improve the economy. For more information and to learn about educational programs in Rockingham County or activities in 4-H Youth Development, call (603) 679-5616 or visit extension.unh.edu.

Here’s a flyer about the event as well: 4-H Ag Trip.

One Response to “4-H Ag Career Trip to NY!”

  1. Mike Young says:

    Another interesting seacoast agricultural opportunity for youth and families is the Living Lab Garden project at the Barnard School in South Hampton. Teacher Chris Asbel, Heron Pond Farm, and 4-H Leader Marsha Bogart are looking for volunteer help this summer as they try to get the garden ready to produce food for the school, a food bank, and Flatbread Pizza this fall. Get in touch with Mike Young at 4-H (michael.young@unh.edu) or Chris at the school(casbell@sau21.k12.nh.us) for more info.

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