SC Commissioner's School for Agriculture open for applications

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - High school juniors and seniors interested in exploring agricultural careers can apply now for the South Carolina Commissioner's School for Agriculture (SCCSA), according to Commissioner Hugh Weathers.

This is the tenth year the program has offered South Carolina students the opportunity to explore career options in the agricultural industry through workshops and hands-on activities, according to a press release from the SC Department of Agriculture.

The week-long event will take place on the campus of Clemson University, July 19-25, 2014.

SCCSA is an academic summer program coordinated by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson University's College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.

According to the news release, students learn about greenhouse production, soil science, athletic turf-grass management, animal and veterinary sciences, packaging science, aquaculture, forestry, wildlife, and natural resources. The school also includes visits to Clemson University Research Farms, the Clemson Experimental Forest, and a whitewater rafting trip down the Chattooga River.

Interested students can visit to download the application. Applications must be postmarked by April 23, 2014.

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