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April 25, 2023

2023-24 Agriculture Youth Council Application Deadline Extended

OKLAHOMA CITY – The deadline to apply for the 2023-24 Agriculture Youth Council has been extended by one week.

Applications are now due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2023.

The Agriculture Youth Council is available to Oklahoma high school students entering their senior year in the fall of 2023. Members will meet once a month throughout the school year. Activities include visits to Oklahoma agricultural companies and organizations, opportunities to learn about the legislative process, and job shadows with industry professionals.

The Agriculture Youth Council was created in 2019 by Sec. Blayne Arthur to develop future agricultural leaders by teaching professional skills, exposing members to diverse agriculture operations, and offering short-term job experience in agriculture fields.

High school seniors from all Oklahoma counties are eligible to apply. Membership in 4-H/FFA is NOT required. Travel during the tours will be provided, but transportation to and from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry will be the responsibility of the student.

Applications are available at