The Youth Agricultural Lifetime Leadership opportunity is a 5-day exploration for youth to experience East Texas agricultural production practices. Participants will learn the value of technology in livestock & crop production from a commercial perspective. During the trip East participants will have the opportunity to see the diversified agricultural production and various aspects of the agriculture industry. While many youth are interested in some aspect of agriculture production for a career, many are unfamiliar with all of the job opportunities that exist in commercial agriculture production. One of the primary purposes of the Youth Agriculture Lifetime Leadership tour is to provide them with a tour of some of the premier agriculture universities in the country. While each university may offer differing degree programs, they will notice a similarity in the friendly outgoing educators when it comes to agriculture education. Participants will tour Texas A&M University. Tour attendees will also be challenged in a variety of ways to improve on their leadership skills as agriculture spokespersons. Participants will see how numerous agricultural related issues are challenged on a daily basis by groups targeting our food supply system. Participants will be provided opportunities to defend agricultural related topics based off of the information they learn from the tour presenters.
2022 Youth Agriculture Lifetime Leadership Experience Information
July 17 – 21, 2022
$200 per participant
The 2022 experience will depart from the Bexar County Extension office in San Antonio on July 17th and return to the Bexar County Extension office on July 21st. The cost to the participants for the 5 days is $200 per a participant submitted with 1 page resume and online application. 4-H members that have a strong interest in production agriculture who are outgoing high school freshmen through outgoing seniors are invited to apply and 30 youth will be selected. Participants will not be accepted if they have attended 2 previous Y.A.L.L. Experiences or attended a previous Y.A.L.L. Experience in the same location. Application deadline has been EXTENDED to April 15, 2022. Participants that are not selected for the 2022 Y.A.L.L. Experience will be refunded their $200. Applicants will be notified by May 15, 2022 of their acceptance into the 2022 Youth Agriculture Lifetime Leadership Experience.
*No refunds will be issued after applicants receive their acceptance into the 2022 Youth Agriculture Lifetime Leadership Experience.
To apply please use the link below to complete the online application and payment portion of the application. To complete the remaining portion of your application please upload your resume using the upload option below.