Juneberry Education Foundation to offer agricultural seminar
Published 3:25 pm Friday, January 5, 2024
The Piedmont Agriculture Scholars Program is a two-day agricultural seminar developed by the Juneberry Education Foundation for student scholars from high schools across North Carolina to participate in hands-on and immersive agricultural training on a regenerative farm.
Student scholars will be introduced to all areas of regenerative farming at Juneberry Ridge, a 750-acre working farm in Norwood. Students will attend lectures and gain hands-on farm experience related to soil health, water management, wildlife, aquaponics, farm-to-table hospitality and more. The program provides room and board for accepted students.
Student scholars must receive a nomination from a teacher/educator. Nominations are open Monday to Feb. 9.
Nominated students will receive an email invitation from the Juneberry Education Foundation to fill out a student application due on or before March 1.
The program is looking for high school juniors and seniors with the following criteria:
• 3.0 GPA or higher enrolled in a North Carolina High School (Junior or Senior); and
• Interest in regenerative agriculture, farming, and/or agribusiness.