The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced participants selected for On the Farm STEM professional development events in Fort Worth, Texas, (March 26-28); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (May 16-18); and Portland, Oregon, (May 23-25). The training is designed to bring science to life for participants with the help of American beef cattle ranchers, researchers, nutritionists and veterinarians.
Nearly 350 applications were received for 40 spots in Fort Worth, 30 spots in Philadelphia and 40 spots in Portland. Applications closed Jan. 1 and participants were notified of acceptance for the On the Farm STEM events. Two Ohioans were selected for the program.
Leslie Cooksey, Ohio State University, 4-H Extension Educator from Lancaster, Ohio was selected for the Fort Worth event. Cindy Cassell, Vista Grand Ranch, Educator, from New Richmond was selected for the Philadelphia event.