Juneberry Education Foundation to offer agricultural seminar

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.