High school students head back to the CAES

An estimated 350 high school students from 20 campuses across the state will return to N.C. A&T for the 15th Agricultural Literacy Fest and Academic Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 23 in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center.

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences hosts the festival annually for secondary school students to learn about the various programs, research, outreach and associated opportunities available to them in agriculture-based careers, which they are encouraged to pursue in the CAES. The event is coordinated during National FFA Week, which this year is Feb. 17-24.  CAES faculty, students and staff from all units and departments will conduct demonstrations, exhibits and interactive sessions during the fest.

“This event brings secondary students from all regions of the state to our campus to expose them to the wide array of dynamic academic programs within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences,” says Dr. Antoine J. Alston, CAES associate dean for academic studies.

“Our faculty and staff educate students about the vast number of career opportunities available to them across the food, family, agricultural and environmental sciences. Many students have matriculated to the CAES as a result of this program.”