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CONGRESSWOMAN FUDGE TO HOST AGRICULTURE COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OH – Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) will host the district’s first Agriculture College and Career Fair on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. This free event is designed for high school and college-age students who may be considering a degree in agriculture or related field.

Participating universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and various agriculture related organizations will provide workshops and information about enrollment opportunities, scholarships and internships available at local colleges, land grant universities in Ohio and other states, and government and private agencies.
“As the local food movement has grown, Northeast Ohio has developed many opportunities for our young people to consider a rewarding career in an agriculture-related field. I’m excited about the number of participating colleges and the federal government scholarships and internships that our students can learn about at this event,” said Congresswoman Fudge.

Terry Cosby, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist, Ohio, encourages students to explore internships and scholarships available through the federal government:

“Students living in cities may not realize that there are great jobs in agriculture and natural resources, including summer internships. I’m speaking from experience because I began my career as a student intern with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, earning money and credit towards retirement even before graduating from college. I’m sending several of my staff to the career fair to meet the students and explain what conservation careers are all about.”

WHO: Congresswoman Fudge

Colleges and Universities represented: Case Western Reserve University; Central State University; Cuyahoga Community College, Division of Health Careers and Sciences; Florida A&M University; Kent State University; Kentucky State University; Langston University; Lincoln University; Lorain County Community College; The Ohio State University, The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; and Tuskegee University

Participating agencies and organizations: Cleveland Botanical Garden, Green Corps Program; Community Greenhouse Partners; College Now of Greater Cleveland; Farm Credit, Mid-America; Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County Youth Advocacy & Leadership Program; USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach; and the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

WHAT: Agriculture College and Career Fair

WHEN: 9 am – 3 pm (Congresswoman Fudge will deliver welcoming remarks at 9:45 am)

WHERE: Case Western Reserve University, Veale Center Gymnasium, 2138 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, Ohio

There is no cost but students are strongly encouraged to pre-register. Please contact Ariella Brown in the Congresswoman’s Cuyahoga County District office: (216)-522-4900 or email: Ariella.Brown@mail.house.gov

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