The Agriculture Club is an interactive hands-on opportunity that teaches students how to cultivate, grow and harvest crops in the Sonoran Desert.
Students will develop knowledge on sustainable solutions regarding the challenges of growing in semi-arid environments in attempt to attain sustainable food systems. This is advocated through educational speakers, field trips and workshops. Our aim is to foster, in each of our members, a connection and appreciation for healthy, locally-grown foods and allow them to experience the multifarious career paths in agriculture.
This program stems from the need of the community to “Grow Our Own” farmers and agricultural and food industry leaders and aims to increase the number of youth entering farming and food and ag careers which are culturally and linguistically well-suited to meet the needs of the population they serve.
The Ag Club provides students and their families the support needed to pursue higher education and/or additional training, and to become agricultural or food industry professionals.
The club provides exciting opportunities for high school students to learn about agricultural and food professions, and to develop the skills and confidence to become successful in college and jobs.
We also offer a scholarship, summer internship opportunities, and agricultural apprenticeship opportunity. Currently, the Agriculture Club is only open to high school students and meets once per week during lunch period.
If you are interested in joining or have any additional questions, please reach out to Caitlin Smyth, Outreach and Programs Coordinator, at email@example.com.
This program is supported through the USDA NIFA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program, Pima County Community Development Block Grants and Marshall Foundation.