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4-H Members Explore Ag Careers

Teens pictured at the Union on Ohio State's campus.

Teens from Adams, Jackson, Pike and Scioto counties traveled to Columbus this month to learn about careers in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. 4-H members toured the campus, ate lunch in the Union, and visited a dorm to enjoy the full college experience. Dr. Lyda Garcia gives a tour of the Meat Science Program to the teens from Adams, Jackson, Pike and Scioto counties.



In a follow-up evaluation of the day, all of the teens indicated they had a better understanding of programs offered through CFAES. A highlight was a visit to the CFAES Animal Sciences Meat Lab and presentation from professor Dr. Lyda Garcia. Scioto County 4-H member David Brown said, “I learned so much from Dr. Garcia. She explained how our 4-H meat science projects result in really high-quality products. It connected what we do in 4-H with what happens in meat processing and production in the real world.”

This trip was made possible by a grant from the Ohio 4-H Foundation. Would you like to contribute to programs like this? Consider a gift to the Ohio 4-H Youth Development programAmbassador Cody Myers gives a tour of the green roof on Howlett Hall.Krista Scott from the CFAES Admissions office talks to the teens from Adams, Jackson, Pike and Scioto counties about how to apply for The Ohio State University, available majors, and career placement after college.