Year: 
2017
Project Leader: 
Javiette Samuel, Quentin Tyler, Antomia Farrell, and Natasha Saunders
Department/Program: 
Program and Staff Development and the CAFE Office of Diversity
Funding Received: 
$1,000

Dr. Samuel and Dr. Tyler explored the evolving nature of careers in agriculture, food, natural resources, and human sciences and the skills and educational requirements needed for those jobs. As a result, they formed a multidisciplinary team and are providing leadership for developing a curriculum and materials designed to help prepare underserved young people for a 21st century global workforce. Spring 2016 is being utilized to finalize materials and prepare for trainings that will begin this summer. An introduction of trainings will take place at the national 2016 Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Conference in Jacksonville, Florida on April 1, 2016. The audience will consist of collegiate high school MANRRS advisors, government employees, industry representatives, 4-H and youth development agents, and other college personnel. Dr. Samuel and Tyler will invite students and their advisors to attend the University of Kentucky Jr. MANRRS Conference that will be held December 9-10, 2016. Participants will apply components of the curriculum through workshops, tours, contests, and speakers.