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Science of Agriculture Potential Topics and Mentors

Updated January 17, 2019

Christine Wood

SDSU Extension 4-H Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Field Specialist

Additional Authors: Amber Erickson

Preparing Tomorrow's Agriculture Leaders…

SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program has made improving science literacy a priority and is working to develop the next generation of agriculture scientists. A study of youth development by Tufts University shows that young people who participate in 4-H excel in school and science and are more likely to pursue a career in science, engineering or computer technology than their peers 4-H’s hands-on interactive programs expose youth to cutting-edge technology in agriculture that process abundant, healthy, and economical food. The 4-H Science of Agriculture program asks youth to work with agriculture experts explore and develop science-based solution to agriculture-related issues they have identified in their communities.

To aid in the development of future Science of Agriculture teams, SDSU Extension Field Specialists assisted with the compilation of the following topics. Please utilize the lists below when promoting the Science of Agriculture with 4-H youth.