Thursday, July 7, 2016

Deadline Approaches for Food and Farm Experience Applications

The July 15 deadline is quickly approaching for middle and high school career counselors to submit an application for the 2016 Food and Farm Experience, presented by New York Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agricultural Education.

The two-day event is an annual summit focusing on learning about agriculture and making connections with a full array of people connected to farming and food production. 

This year’s in-depth experience is geared towards those involved in middle and high school career exploration and development. It will connect participants to an industry that offers more than 300 ag-related career opportunities.  

The participants will meet with industry experts, employers, and post-secondary educators. Participants will be selected via nomination /application, with a goal to develop extensive agricultural understanding, networking and connections. 

Food and Farm Experience will be packed with essential and useful information about agriculture for a focused group of 35 career educators. The materials provided will include the tools, resources and connections needed to assist their students who may be interested in agricultural careers.  

Participants will visit a variety of stops over the two days, from farm to fork, in addition to interactive workshops and panel discussions to get a feel for the multitude of career opportunities available in the agricultural industry. 

The 2016 Food & Farm Experience is:
A two-day program for 25 to 35 target group members – starting with a reception and dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Batavia. 
The Food and Farm Experience will include tours, panel discussions and more before winding down at noon Friday, Oct. 21 with a trade show of agricultural education and career opportunities.

An application is necessary for inclusion in the annual Food & Farm Experience. 

Food, lodging, and workshop material costs are covered. 

Deadline for applications is July 15, postmarked or electronic submission

Interested in attending the 2016 Food & Farm Experience or know someone to nominate?  Contact New York Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agricultural Education at 1-800-342-4143
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