Crop-O-Rama: Exposing Youth to Educational and Career Opportunities in Agriculture
Crop-O-Rama is an educational event for 4-H and FFA students in high school or middle school. Participants compete as individuals or in teams in agricultural competitions including crop weed and seed identification, soils judging and land use, an agronomic quiz bowl, a "heroes in agriculture" speech and essay contest, and "science in agriculture" educational exhibits. The purpose is to expose youth to educational and professional opportunities in agriculture. An emphasis is placed on recruiting contest judges and helpers currently employed in various sectors of agri-business to interact with participants regarding educational and employment opportunities in agriculture.
Thelen, K. D., Renner, K. A., & Copeland, L. (2009). Crop-O-Rama: Exposing Youth to Educational and Career Opportunities in Agriculture. The Journal of Extension, 47(5), Article 32. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss5/32