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Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council applications due Aug. 21

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reminds interested high school seniors to apply now for the new Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council. Applications will be accepted through Friday.

Self-nominations include a completed one-page application, resume, 300-word essay, one-minute video and letter of recommendation.

In its first year, the Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council will have 15 members. Students will serve a one-year term and receive a certificate at the completion of their year.

The four goals of the Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council 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 effectively engage in state agricultural policy development;

— Increase networking opportunities for participants across the agricultural industry.

The council will meet each month beginning in September. These virtual sessions will be approximately 90 minutes and feature presentations by DATCP staff on a variety of topics.

Each session will include opportunities for interaction, and members will have opportunities to rotate through leadership positions within the group.

The application and more information are available at AgYouthCouncil.wi.gov.

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