Lithonia, GA Miller Grove Middle School student loosens a plant’s roots before planting in the school's garden

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Join team USDA!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers different opportunities for students and recent graduates to work in the agricultural, science, technology, math, environmental, management, business and many other fields. The Student Employment Opportunities program serves as the umbrella of all the student and recent graduate programs offered at USDA.
 

Get Involved
  • Join or start a 4-H Club. 4-H partners with 110 universities to provide mentoring and help you build a foundation of leadership and skills for success in your future career. The four Hs stand for four values members work on through fun and engaging programs: Head (thinking, managing), Heart (relating, caring), Hands (giving, working), and Health (being, living).
  • The National FFA Organization develops the potential of students for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success as an integral part of agricultural education. Founded in 1928 and formerly known as Future Farmers of America, FFA covers all aspects of agriculture—from production farming, agribusiness and forestry to biotechnology, marketing and food processing. More than 610,000 student members, ages 12-21, are impacted by FFA and agricultural education to achieve academic and personal growth, strengthen American agriculture, and provide leadership to build healthy local communities, a strong nation, and sustainable world.
  • National FFA Organization, Discovery Education and AgCareers.com have also partnered to create AgExplorer.com,  a new career exploration website that is a robust, comprehensive career resource to help students explore the broad range of careers in agriculture. AgExplorer is the tool students can use to explore this industry and see what career is the best fit for them.
     
Youth Loans

FSA makes loans to individual youths to establish and operate income-producing projects of modest size in connection with their participation in 4-H clubs, FFA and similar organizations. Each project must be part of an organized and supervised program of work designed to provide practical business and educational experience. The project must be planned and operated with the help of the organization adviser and produce sufficient income to repay the loan.

 


Dr. Laura Danly of California’s Griffith Observatory is helping the U.S. Department of Agriculture promote its “healthy soils” campaign. Why is an astronomer talking about the earth, rather than the sky? For more information go to: Link