Summer LEADS Program

Fifth Annual Summer LEADS Program is VIRTUAL

Join us for the fifth annual Leadership Experiences in Agricultural Development & Sciences (LEADS) Program. This is a USDA grant funded program that provides leadership and experiential learning activities for high school students (junior & seniors) and community college students. Participants are engaged in an interactive 2-day camp, where they will participate in exciting hands-on educational activities, exploration of career and job opportunities in the food and agriculture industry, virtual tours of agribusinesses, field and lab activities, virtual campus tours, and much more!

Flyer (English): Download 2021 Summer LEADS Camp flyer.

Flyer (Spanish): Download Spanish Flyer 2021 Summer LEADS flyer

Special Attractions:

  • Registration Deadline: June 14, 2021 (EXTENDED) 
  • Registration is FREE!!!
  • Scholarships
  • Daily prizes
  • Field trips
  • Explore the world of agricultural science  

When:

Community College Students: June 15 & 16, 2021. Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
High School Students/College Freshmen: June 15 & 16, 2021. Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where:

Online via ZOOM (LINK will be provided after registration)

How:

Register for the 2021 Summer LEADS Camp (VIRTUAL) 

Camp Form:

Download and complete the release form and email to agleads@csustan.edu:

Agriculture Interest Survey:

Ag Interest Survey

Camp Surveys:

Pre-camp survey: Pre-camp survey link

Wrap-up Survey: Post-camp survey link

Please contact us with any questions
209-667-3961
agleads@csustan.edu

or

Dr. Oluwarotimi Odeh (Project Director), 209-667-3961 or ooodeh@csustan.edu

Comments from Summer LEADS Program Participants:

Alexandria Tyler, Modesto Junior College (2017): "Summer LEADs Camp was a great experience! They covered a wide range of interests in the Ag department. From people that are interested in the animal sector all the way to people that want to fly drones for agricultural purposes. I feel that this is a great opportunity for people that want to work in  agriculture but are not quite sure what sector they want to work in yet."

Dakota Browning, Merced College (2017): "It was much fun meeting new people and being able to see what Stan State Agriculture has to offer. I recommend exploring the Agriculture Industry through the LEADS program within Central Valley, as well as memories that will last a lifetime."

Garrett Wade, Pitman High School (2016):"This program was truly an amazing experience that opened my eyes to more career opportunities. It was a great networking opportunity and I would definitely recommend this camp to other students."

Ryan Brewer, Pitman High School (2016): “Overall, it was a very informative experience. I learned a bunch about the industry and opportunities that are available through Ag. I would definitely recommend it to others.” 

Sarah Baskins, Merced College (2016): “At first, when I heard about the LEADS program, I was hesitant to want to take that much time off to attend a small summer conference. But looking back now, I am very glad I did. If you have the opportunity and time, I highly suggest taking the week to participate in this fun learning conference. You'll gain so much from it”