Kendall Agricultural Careers Field Trip Series

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth Educator
Funds awarded in 2023: $4,222.00
Projected End Date: 01/31/2025
Grant Recipient: Kendall County Soil and Water Conservation District
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
Project Manager:
Ariel Beauchamp
Kendall County Soil and Water Conservation District


Not commodity specific


  • Education and Training: youth education, Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources career exploration with tour on local farms and local agriculture organizations

    Proposal abstract:

    Youth will be transported by bus to a variety of farms and agriculture industries over 6 days to learn about sustainable agriculture practices and agriculture careers involving plant science, animal science, agriculture technology, agriculture mechanics, agriculture business, environmental services, food sciences, and natural resources. Youth will tour farms and agriculture facilities in person and talk with 18 or more individuals in diverse agriculture careers. This field trip series is to educate and inspire youth on practicing sustainable agriculture practices and consider careers in agriculture.

    Project objectives from proposal:

    1. Introduce 25 high school students to a minimum of 18 sustainable agriculture career opportunities through 6, half-day field trips to different farms and agriculture related agencies.
    2. Introduce students to a minimum of 6 sustainable agriculture practices.
    3. Each participating youth will verbally present at the end of the project what career they would be interested in pursuing and why. 
    4. Reflective surveys of each day will be given to obtain data on impact of project. Results will be shared with partners and through social media.
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.