Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The Commissioner’s School of Agriculture, a week-long program held at Clemson University, offers high school students an overview of the multitude of careers associated with agri-business. According to Clemson’s Katie Black, director of the program, “The goal of the school is to expose ambitious high school students to the array of career and educational opportunities in agriculture, natural resources and life sciences.
The school appeals to students who want to make an impact and tackle global problems such as increasing our food supply, creating a sustainable environment and improving human and non-human health through the biomedical sciences.” Black continues by saying, “The students spend a week exploring both educational and career opportunities in science, business, management and technology.” The program serves approximately three dozen students yearly -- public, private or homeschooled-- from SC and across the country. Applications are being accepted now.