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May 27, 2024 7:56 am

UMO opens registration for Summer Ag Camps

Pictured are some of the 2022 participants during the University of Mount Olive School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences summer camp experiences.

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences recently announced that registration is now open for their highly-anticipated summer camps. Students can participate in three different camps, each designed to engage, inspire and prepare them for future opportunities in the agriculture and biotechnology sectors.

Middle school girls are invited to join the University of Mount Olive’s Ag & Biotech Camp: Girls in STEM June 7-8. This two-day camp focuses on strengthening STEM skills while providing opportunities to engage in hands-on activities and network with women in the field. Attendees will explore various aspects of agriculture and biotechnology and develop valuable connections with female professionals and educators.

High school students are encouraged to attend the Poultry Primer Day Camp June 13-14, where they will visit the University of Mount Olive’s student farm to explore poultry production principles. This day-long camp offers a comprehensive look into the world of poultry and allows students to discover various career paths within the industry.

FFA members aged 15 and up and all FFA advisors are invited to participate in the interactive residential NC TTFC SAE Camp July 10-14. This weeklong experience will allow attendees to develop and enhance their Supervised Agricultural Experience projects while embodying the FFA motto: “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.” Campers can work with experienced professionals and mentors to refine their SAE projects and gain valuable insights.

All three camps are no cost to participants. Those wishing to attend do not have to attend with their FFA advisor or school group.

Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center Director Edward Olive expressed excitement about the summer camps and emphasized the value they provide to students. “Each summer, our faculty and staff members plan camps that provide opportunities for high school and middle school students to learn more about agriculture and biology. These are great ways for students to expand their knowledge and further develop their interests within the fields of study. The camps also allow students to explore relevant careers and college degrees offered at the University of Mount Olive. It is exciting to see our current students and faculty working together to offer these educational, hands-on camps for visiting students over the summer. Many of our current students attended some of these camps in the past, so it’s neat to see it all come full circle,” he said.

To register or for more information, visit https://www.my.umo.edu/external/pages/agriculture-events.