Youth with few farming experiences have little understanding of where foods originate. The camp objective was to provide an opportunity for youth to understand food systems and associated jobs. The Food Products workshop focused around trail mix production. Town maps were drawn for each ingredient starting with the farm, then adding processing businesses, and ending with the consumer. Participants wrote down the jobs involved at each step of the food system and reported to their peers after receiving training. Benefits from the program included a better understanding of food systems in communities and agricultural careers and development of life skills.
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Kinder, C. A. (2008). Connecting Local Food Systems to Youth. The Journal of Extension, 46(1), Article 19. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss1/19