2019 Agriculture Careers Camp - Henry County
Time:9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Event Type:Summer Camp
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Careers in Agriculture make up one of the largest industries and sources of long-term employment in the country, providing jobs for millions of Americans. Biochemists, biophysicists, veterinarians and environmental engineers are just some of the jobs in the industry that employs nearly 23% of Illinois workers. To that end, University of Illinois Extension is proud to offer youth this agriculture careers exploratory experience on the campus of Black Hawk College East.
“It will be a great opportunity for teens and youth ages 12 - 18 years of age to plan their future career pathways by learning about a wide variety of careers in agriculture and talking with college instructors and industry professionals.” said Jennifer Peterson, 4-H Educator with University of Illinois Extension.
Participants will be divided into groups by age and will get to attend interactive sessions led by Black Hawk College instructors and professionals in ag mechanics, animal science, agronomy, and engineering. "Our goal is that the campers will have a fun day learning about options available to them, exploring careers, visiting a local college, and meeting other teens with similar interests." said Peterson, adding, “By having the camp at Black Hawk College East campus they will get to have a sense of what it feels like to go to college.” The sessions will take place in the Agriculture Center, Mechanics Lab, and Veterinary Sciences Center.
Free bus transportation to Black Hawk College East in Galva, IL will be provided from the University of Illinois Extension offices in Milan, IL and Aledo, IL. Participants will check into the camp at 9 a.m., take two morning sessions, have a pizza party lunch and an afternoon session.
Cost: The $10 fee includes lunch, t-shirt, snacks and activities (fee waivers are available for those in need
Support for this camp is provided by CHS, the Illinois 4-H Foundation and Tyson Foods..)
Registration: Please use the online registration form or call the county Extension office in Princeton, IL, register.
Sign up by May 22, session sizes are limited, so be sure to register early to reserve your spot.