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Student Farmers is actively looking to recruit a student ambassador in New York, as well as farm mentors in New York that can help guide students. Overall, student farming is a great way to reduce the distance from farm to table and increase health for students as well as their parents.
Here is an overview on Student Farmers
Student Farmers is a growing group of students who are committed to in-home and in-school sustainable farming as a means to promote physical fitness and environmental stewardship.
Our Mission: To improve health and nutrition education, combat the challenges of climate change, and support each other in generating some revenue to help pay for college.
Our Vision: To increase knowledge about the advantages of eating more heathy and locally grown vegetables across the range of high school and college age students. We also hope that many of the parents of the students will learn from their children’s engagement in our organization and adopt a diet with less processed foods to reduce the growing cost of healthcare.
Here is an example of an agriculture education program in New York:
NORTH COUNTRY, N.Y. (WWTI) — The New York Farm Bureau has named the recipients of the 2022 New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship. Two of the winners were from the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions.
Each student that was named a winner received district-wide recognition and then competed for one of two statewide scholarships. To qualify for the scholarship students must have a family Farm Bureau membership or a student Farm Bureau membership. A panel of judges then selected the winners based on their essay submissions, as well as their applications, which included their community and agricultural engagement.
District winners of the scholarship receive a cash award and a gift from the New York Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Program. The winner from District 7 was Katelynn Hockingwho is from Gouverneur, NY in St. Lawrence County. Hocking attends Gouverneur High School and plans to attend SUNY Cobleskill to major in Therapeutic Horsemanship with the goal of being involved in the equine industry.