Explore Ag

Ohio Farm Bureau is excited to be offering its signature ag literacy and workforce development program once again. ExploreAg, which is made possible through the support received from the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, offers FREE weeklong camps and one-day experiences for high school students.

Students are introduced to various aspects of agriculture, food science, environmental sciences, and more, both in the classroom and through opportunities for hands-on learning both on and off-campus at Ohio State University, University of Findlay, and Central State University. They will interact with and learn directly from internationally known teachers, scientists and researchers.

Subject areas include food science, precision agriculture, animal sciences, natural resources, management skills, technology, and agricultural business. In addition to the classroom experience, scholars will participate in field experiences that highlight cutting-edge research as well as meet industry partners to provide a glimpse of various careers in related fields. 

Weeklong immersive sessions will be held:

  • OSU Columbus Campus - June 19-24
  • ATI - June 26 - July 1
  • University of Findlay- July 10-15

Weekend immersive sessions will be held:

  • Central State University - July 22-24
  • OSU Columbus Campus - July 29-31
  • Hocking College - Aug. 4-7

Program costs covered include on-campus accommodations, meals, staffing, course supplies, program materials, and transportation. Supervision is provided at all times by faculty, staff, and program counselors who are current college students in related majors. The deadline to apply is April 8. Applicants will be asked to submit the email of three references along with a short application.  Students selected will be notified in April of their selection.