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 (Spanish): Download Spanish Flyer 2021 Summer LEADS flyer
- Registration Deadline: June 14, 2021 (EXTENDED)
- Registration is FREE!!!
- Daily prizes
- Field trips
- Explore the world of agricultural science
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
Online via ZOOM (LINK will be provided after registration)
Download and complete the release form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Agriculture Interest Survey:
Pre-camp survey: Pre-camp survey link
Wrap-up Survey: Post-camp survey link
Please contact us with any questions
Dr. Oluwarotimi Odeh (Project Director), 209-667-3961 or email@example.com
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”