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OK-4H Ag Summit 2050

OK-4H Ag Summit 2050

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When

Jul 12, 2016 08:00 AM to
Jul 14, 2016 05:00 PM

Where

Oklahoma State University

Contact Name

Contact Phone

405-744-8885

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The Oklahoma 4-H AgSummit is a new event designed to teach youth about emerging agricultural issues we will be facing as a society in 2050.

Program Fee is $80 for three days and two nights on campus.

Chaperones will be required for each group attending.

Registraiton is due June 15, 2016

Program Overview:

Teams of youth and adults will attend a three-day conference held within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural resources (CASNR) at Oklahoma State University. These teams will learn about the future of agriculture and the issues each academic department is addressing in order to develop students and research which will be used to provide an adequate food supply for future generations.

The participants will also learn how to apply for college, admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities. While on campus the participants will get a taste of college life by staying in the dorms, dining in the student union, visiting the Colvin Center, and touring campus and departmental facilities.

The education of this program will come from personal interactions with CASNR departmental faculty and graduate students. Participating departments will offer participants three hours of educational programming teaching youth how they are addressing emerging issues related to future food security. Members will participate in three CASNR departments or interdisciplinary programs and learn about current research and innovation from their selected academic departments.

Upon returning home, the teams of youth and adults who participate from each county will be expected to make a 15-minute presentation to local stakeholders or an agricultural board (such as Farm Bureau.) During their presentation time, the 4-H youth will educate the board on emerging agricultural issues related to future food security, current research, and possible solutions.

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