Wisconsin ag department seeks applications for youth council

Youth Ag Council

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting applications from high school seniors for the new Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council.
Self-nominations, which have an Aug. 21 deadline, include a one-page application, resume, 300-word essay, one-minute video and letter of recommendation. In its first year, the council will have 15 members. Students will serve a one-year term and receive a certificate at the completion of their year.
The council’s four goals are:
• Highlight the agricultural-related career opportunities available in state government.
• Share the state tools available to support Wisconsin farmers.
• Provide insight on how to engage in state agricultural policy development.
• Increase networking opportunities for participants across the agricultural industry.
The council will meet each month beginning in September. The virtual sessions will be about 90 minutes long, featuring DATCP staff presentations on a variety of topics. Each session will include opportunities for interaction, and members will be able to rotate through leadership positions within the group.
The application and more information are available on the DATCP website. AgYouthCouncil.wi.gov