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Are you a student in you junior or senior year of high school (or know someone who is)? Are you looking to dig deeper into the world of agriculture, life science and natural resources? Well, we may have the program just for you — and it will take place this summer from July 10-15, 2016.

This one-week residential summer program, sponsored by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Florida, in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services., will host up to 25 qualified students. Students will need to submit an essay and a letter of recommendation in order to be considered.


During the FYI summer program, students will: participate in engaging lessons and demonstrations; experience indoor and outdoor labs; meet and work with faculty, staff and CALS students; meet with UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dean Dr. Elaine Turner and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam; examine issues in agriculture, life science and natural resources; and more.

Cost for this weeklong program is $350 per person and financial assistance may be available.

Students who are interested in this program should complete and turn in an application and teacher endorsement form by Tuesday, March 15. If you have questions or need more information on the program, please contact [email protected].

Application Form