Journal of NACAA

Career AGsperience: An Innovative Approach to Teaching Teens about Agriculture Careers

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 16, Issue 1 - June 2023

Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott



In response for the growing need to obtain and retain workers in the agriculture-related industries, a team of 4-H educators from University of Maryland Extension developed the Career AGsperience program. Career AGsperience is a career literacy program designed to increase participants’ knowledge of agricultural careers and preparation for careers in Animal Science, Environmental Science, Agri-Business and Leadership, and Agriculture Science and Technology. The Career AGsperience team has developed a curriculum with six lessons related to agriculture careers, career planning, resume development, internship acquisition, interviewing skills, and social etiquette. This curriculum was developed for agriculture-related workforce preparation. The curriculum includes supplemental materials and assessment tools for virtual and in-person programming. Additionally, the Career AGsperience program is supported by a website and YouTube channel that contain supplementary career resources.

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