A primary focus of this project is to attract more students to the field of environmental science through very intentional recruitment, retention and summer-bridge programs. The project will work closely with both the private sector and with agricultural and science teachers and counselors in high schools across Kentucky.

These collaborative efforts with businesses and high schools also offer an opportunity to develop online courses for non-traditional students and students at other 1890s schools. The project will establish linkages with many high schools by offering dual credit course(s). These courses will expose high school students to KSU and the AFE program, which will help us better recruit qualified students. We also will provide opportunities for students from across the state to attend summer programs at KSU each year.

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