Friday, May 11, 2007

Agriculture is a $25 billion a year industry in Indiana

A new initiative will educate urban high school students about agriculture, reports Inside INdiana Business.

The Hoosier Agribusiness and Science Academy will educate students through apprentice projects and field trips to agricultural businesses about the thousands of high-tech, high-paying jobs that agriculture provides.

The first session is 1-21 June. Classes will be held at the Ivy Tech Community College campus in Lawrence. Activities will include field trips to Dow AgroSciences, Red Gold, and Fair Oaks Farm. Curriculum will cover animal, plant and soil science, food, horticulture, agribusiness management, landscaping, and natural resources.

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