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Expanding Youth Involvement in Exploring Exciting Employment Directions in Agriculture (YIELD)

Dates: July 17 - 21, 2023 + One day TBD
Time: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Location: Penn State Harrisburg
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Target Audience: Secondary computer science, biology, and environmental science teachers. 
*Note: We encourage interdisciplinary pairs of teachers from the same district.

To address the challenge of food production for the world’s increasing population, we need to train our youth in state-of-art technology to satisfy the needs of the agricultural industry. The Expanding Youth Involvement in Exploring Exciting EmpLoyment Directions in Agriculture (YIELD) is a 6-day professional development workshop. During this in-person workshop, teachers will explore different facets of the agricultural industry through working with automated alternative growth systems (ex. hydroponics), touring laboratory facilities, and learning about current research on food safety and medicinal properties of plant products.