GALVA, Ill. – University of Illinois Extension will offer Agriculture Careers Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 at Black Hawk College East in Galva, Illinois.

Careers in agriculture provide 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.

“The camp will be a great opportunity for teens and youth ages 12 to 18 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 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,” Peterson said.

Free bus transportation to Black Hawk College East will be provided from the University of Illinois Extension offices in Milan and Aledo. The $10 fee includes lunch, t-shirt, snacks and activities.

Register by May 22 at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=20263 or call your county Extension office,

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